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Scenes from Saturday’s Freddie Gray Protests in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Sunday, Apr 26, 2015 1:17pm


Nearly a week after Freddie Gray died in police custody, hundreds of people marched from West Baltimore to City Hall on Saturday demanding justice in the case. After the pre-planned rally at City Hall was over, pockets of violence flared up as protests continued near Camden Yards, and at other points along Pratt Street. Check out some photos: Read More →



Al-Qaeda Hostage from Rockville Died in U.S. Drone Strike

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 24, 2015 7:45am


On Thursday, President Obama did something very unusual. He apologized for a drone strike. The strike, which was executed in January, targeted an Al-Qaeda compound in Pakistan. Obama apologized for it because it inadvertently killed hostages, including 73-year-old American hostage Warren Weinstein of Rockville, a fact revealed only yesterday. Read More →

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2 Shot in Canton Crossing Parking Lot, Police Say

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 3:20pm

cantoncrossingTwo people were killed in a shooting in the parking lot of the Canton Crossing shopping center on Thursday, Baltimore police confirmed.  Read More →

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Police Union Cries “Lynch Mob,” and Other Protest News

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:35am

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray

Protests over the death of Freddie Gray are growing in Baltimore.

In a prepared statement, which I can only assume was never proofread, the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 compared those protesting the suspicious death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody to a “lynch mob.” Read More →

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Baltimore County Prosecutors are Latest Anti-Animal Cruelty Poster Children

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 3:14pm

April Doherty and Adam Lippe get a look at their poster.

April Doherty and Adam Lippe get a look at their poster.

The Show Your Soft Side campaign is lawyering up. Read More →

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Baltimore’s Water Wheel Sets a New Record

5 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 9:51am

Before/after Harbor photo via @MrTrashWheel

Before/after Harbor photo via @MrTrashWheel

Baltimore’s much-admired water wheel, which traps trash in the Inner Harbor, captured 19 tons (TONS!!!) of trash and debris this Monday. That’s enough garbage to fill 6.5 dumpsters– the most it’s ever captured in one day. Read More →

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Maryland Trooper Charged with Assault Was Once a Hero at Camden Yards

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 8:15am


Maryland state trooper Nathan Steelman, 28, was charged Tuesday with assaulting a man who flicked a cigarette at him, after Steelman had the man in custody. As the Baltimore Sun pointed out, this is the same state trooper he came to the aid of an injured Yankees fan at Camden Yards in 2013. Read More →

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Esquire Says Baltimore “Looks Like a Movie Set”

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 7:22am

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray’s fatal injury while in police custody and the ensuing protests have been getting national attention.

In a blog post at Esquire Tuesday evening, John Hendrickson points out that a photo (from Justin Fenton) of mounted police in front of utterly dilapidated rowhomes makes Baltimore look like a movie set. He waxes poetic: Read More →

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Baltimore is Getting its Own Talk Show

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 3:26pm

oprahWe may have lost Oprah long ago, but there’s plenty of people in Baltimore who would make for interesting interviews, and we already know the performing arts has plenty of variety. Hosts Jake Lazovick and Lucas “That’s Nice!” Haroldson are set to take advantage of the opportunity.  Read More →


Culture, Featured, Lifeline

Thank God Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Coming to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 9:30am

2011 Aspen Ideas Festival - Day 5

Writer, thinker, native Baltimorean, and all-around genius Ta-Nehisi Coates is speaking in Baltimore one week from today, and boy do we ever need to hear from him.

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