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 →
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 →
Two people were killed in a shooting in the parking lot of the Canton Crossing shopping center on Thursday, Baltimore police confirmed. Read More →
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 →
The Show Your Soft Side campaign is lawyering up. Read More →
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 →
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 →
We 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 →
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