A hidden camera in the sky watches people’s movements on the ground; ex-military private contractors control the cameras and run the operation to avoid government oversight. In the background, billionaire funders salivate at the possibility of plush government contracts. In the city of Baltimore, this dystopian scenario is already real life.
The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was expected to preside over the remaining trials as well.
Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty on all four charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray.
The van made six stops after Gray, handcuffed and shackled, was put in it. Medical help was not called until Gray was found unconscious at the last one, at a police station.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the action does not represent a judgment in the criminal case against the six officers involved in his April arrest.
Saying “all lives matter” has become a political liability in Democratic circles, which says a lot about how influential blocs are shaping the 2016 political debate.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that she has replaced Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, citing “utmost urgency” to stop a recent surge in violence.
At a Saturday morning rally in Federal Hill Park, Baltimore, Martin O’Malley formally announced his run for the presidency.
A native son of Maryland, O’Malley was the state’s liberal-leaning Democratic governor for eight years. But to me and many, he will always be the young, hard-charging mayor of Baltimore.
The easy answer is just that he wasn’t motivated enough, just didn’t try hard enough. The fact is Freddie Gray was up against a deck so stacked that it likely would have crushed anyone.
The state of emergency is lifted off of Baltimore and mayor Rawlings-Blake seeks to ensure the city’s police department does not engage in egregious or criminal behavior.
You’ve probably seen the viral video of Toya Graham, during last week’s unrest in Baltimore, using some rather pungent language and some open-handed smacks upside the head to pull her 16-year-old son out of the riot zone.
Following Freddie Gray’s death and the riots it sparked, Loretta Lynch visits Baltimore as one of her first duties as Attorney General.
The violence in Baltimore might be called political violence: illegitimate but rooted in the legitimate desire to petition the state for redress of grievances.
Looted and burned, the CVS store at Pennsylvania and North avenues was one of more than 235 businesses damaged in the violence that shook the city last week.
President Obama sat down with David Letterman last night, with the two discussing their plans for retirement. And it turns out that one of them wants to teach law at Columbia.
Hogan said Monday he has been too busy addressing immediate public safety concerns to make any policy decisions. “We’ve been kind of busy saving the city of Baltimore.”
“Some communities have consistently had the odds stacked against them,” Obama said. “There’s a tragic history in this country that has made it tougher for some.”