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As Baltimore city officials called on the federal government to help address a deadly spike in violence, the highest in 43 years

Amid a spike in homicide rates, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday that she fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. The personnel change comes nearly three months after the city erupted in demonstrations to protest the unlawful arrest and death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in police custody in April. Weeks after Gray’s […]

After months full of turmoil surrounding the issue of police brutality in Baltimore, MD, the metropolis has now been named one of the most “Playful Cities” in America. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday afternoon. For the third time, the city has owned the title given by the Humana Foundation’s Kaboom! initiative. Baltimore is so proud […]

An early estimate of the damage done in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray — the 25-year-old man who died in police custody in April — has totaled up to $9 million, the Baltimore Sun reports. The estimate, handed down by the Small Business Administration Wednesday, isn’t official. Authorities anticipate that number will increase […]

Cross Post Now, Nation, Police Brutality

Last week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the deployment of thousands of Maryland National Guard troops to stand watch over Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and the protests it sparked. On Tuesday, the state of emergency placed on the city during the bout of unrest was lifted and the heavily armed guardsmen were ordered […]

Cross Post Now, Nation, Police Brutality

A day after U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch visited Baltimore in the wake of unrest after Freddie Gray died of fatal injuries received in police custody, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the city’s embattled police department, according to a live report on CNN. Lynch visited the city on Tuesday […]


Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has lifted a curfew that she placed on the city last week to quell fiery protests that sparked in response to the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray while in police custody, the Baltimore Sun reports. Friday afternoon, Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby brought charges against the six officers, ranging from misconduct in […]

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake grabbed national headlines this week when she called out rioters for destroying the city in the aftermath of the death of a 25-year-old man whose spine was mysteriously severed while in police custody. “Too many people have spen[t] generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who, […]