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Marilyn Mosby: From Freddie Gray to GTTF
In the first of a three-part interview, Baltimore City State's Attorney talks about the difficulties of prosecuting police and reforms that could help

  March 19, 2018

Chief in Charge of Internal Affairs To Retire from Baltimore Police
Rodney Hill, who was in charge of the BPD's troubled Internal Affairs Department, is stepping down under new commissioner

  March 16, 2018

Not Without Black Women
Women in Baltimore work to amplify their voices and call for inclusion.

  March 14, 2018

Bills to Ban Styrofoam and Crude Oil Terminals Pass Baltimore City Council
Activists expect the mayor to support the styrofoam ban and wonder whether she will do the same for the ban on crude oil terminals

  March 13, 2018

Baltimore Mayor Challenges Police Union to 'Give Respect'
In a wide ranging 'state of the city' address Mayor Catherine Pugh touted holistic approaches to violence reduction and demands the FOP allow civilian control of internal disciplinary boards

  March 13, 2018

Delegate Jill Carter Running for State Senate
In the second part of her interview with Lisa Snowden-McCray, Jill Carter says that in her run for state Senate, she doesn't expect votes based on "blind loyalty to the Democratic Party"

  March 9, 2018

Former Baltimore Homicide Chief Seeks to Unseat 'Absentee' Sheriff
In his first interview since filing to run against current Sheriff John Anderson, Stanley Brandford says Anderson is missing in action from the city's crime fight and the city's less visible law enforcement agency needs to be transformed

  March 9, 2018

Police Corruption Trial Reveals More Than 'A Few Bad Apples'
Jill Carter of Baltimore's Office of Civil Rights says she has high hopes for new Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa, but the issues within the BPD are systemic, and fixing the corruption will require hard work and more civilian oversight

  March 5, 2018

Baltimore Councilman Compares Tax Break to 'Tropical Fruit That I Can't Pronounce'
The glib remark came during a serious debate over the real cost of tax breaks to developers as the city moves forward with new incentives while state analysts warn the final price tag of these expansive private subsidies is unknown by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

  March 4, 2018

Ben Jealous Calls For Special Prosecutor For Police Corruption and Misconduct
The progressive Democratic candidate for governor makes wide-ranging calls for reform amid the corruption crisis in the Baltimore Police Department

  March 1, 2018

Bans On Crude Oil Terminals And Styrofoam Advance in Baltimore
Critics of both environmental bills fear the affects on business in Baltimore, but advocates say both bills will help usher in a sustainable future for the city

  February 27, 2018

Feds Defend Drug War Despite Massive Drug-Fueled Police Corruption Scandal
In a TRNN virtual debate, Ret. Major Neill Franklin responds to Acting U.S. Attorney for Maryland Stephen M. Schenning's defense of the drug war

  February 26, 2018

City Council Moves Forward With Ban on Crude Oil Facilities
The proposal would ban new crude oil terminals in Baltimore and prevent two existing terminals from expanding, which advocates say would stop the city from becoming a crude oil hub and mitigate the risk of an oil train explosion

  February 23, 2018

Baltimore's Metro Shutdown Underscores City's Transportation Problem (2/2)
In the second part of his interview with Lisa Snowden McCray, Councilman Ryan Dorsey talks about how creating a more bike-friendly and walkable city not only improves public health but also boosts employment and small-business growth

  February 22, 2018

Improving Baltimore's Schools Will Take More Than Just Money
Baltimore's schools need to be fundamentally transformed, says Lawrence Grandpre of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, and meaningful change requires focusing on the needs of black parents and community members

  February 21, 2018

Safe Streets in America's 'Most Dangerous City'
Baltimore is experiencing a slight dip in homicides, thanks in part to Safe Streets, a mediation-based program to end violence. But law-and-order Republicans are pushing back against community-based solutions

  February 21, 2018

Were Baltimore's Corrupt Cops High When They Made Attempted Murder Arrest?
A court hearing mentions allegations that members of the Gun Trace Task Force were using drugs when they responded to a call, in a case where they will be forced to testify for defense

  February 20, 2018

Police Union Keeps Audit Secret Despite Allegations of Massive Overtime Fraud
City officials say they can't release a long-awaited audit of officers' overtime pay due to a lawsuit filed by the police union that is still pending in federal court

  February 18, 2018

Brother of Crooked Cop Says He Knows Who Killed Detective Suiter
As the new police commissioner names an outside investigator to look into death of Det. Sean Suiter, Det. Daniel Hersl's brother says he knows the answer

  February 16, 2018

As the Opioid Crisis Deepens, Will Maryland Democrats Vote to Save Lives?
Advocates say a new bill to create safe consumption spaces for drug users would save lives and money. But in a blue state that has rejected progressive ideas in the past, will lawmakers embrace the strategy?

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