Crime, Police Brutality

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is blaming Monday’s controversial comments about “thugs” destroying the city on her “anger interpreter.” Taking a page from a routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in which comedian Keegan-Michael Key acted as an “anger translator” for President Obama, Baltimore’s mayor explained her remarks about the violence that broke out after peaceful protests over the Freddie Gray […]

Cross Post Now, Nation, Police Brutality

The images of Baltimore, Maryland on fire following the funeral of Freddie Gray — the 25-year-old man who died in police custody last week — continue to flash across television screens for the nation to see. The clashes, sometimes violent, ended with 200 arrests and 15 officers injured. About 144 vehicles and 19 buildings were […]

As the city of Baltimore deals with what many have considered inevitable – conflict between the community and law enforcement boiling over onto the streets – its mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, finds herself rushing to clarify controversial comments she made about the protesters. Over the weekend, Mayor Rawlings-Blake said of protests on Saturday, “It’s a very […]


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan activated the National Guard late Monday in an effort to quell surging violence that erupted earlier in the day and rippled across the city after the funeral of Freddie Gray, the latest national symbol of police violence in Black communities. The New York Times reports that violence broke out in the […]