Featured, Lifeline

Police: Suspect Charged in Murder of Warren Brown’s Stepson; Local Rapper in Critical Condition After Stabbing

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 2:53pm

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Police have charged a man seen in a July 1 surveillance video fatally shooting Cody Young, stepson to well-known Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown.

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Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

1 Written by: | Friday, Jul 14, 2017 11:58am

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A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

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City Police Put Officers, Detectives on Mandatory 12-Hour Patrols After 12 People Shot, 6 Killed in 24 Hours

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 5:16pm

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A spate of shootings that Police Commissioner Kevin Davis described today as “an unconscionable amount of violence” unfolded in the last 24 hours around Baltimore, leading the department to ramp up patrols with 12-hour minimum shifts for officers and detectives.

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Amid Soaring Gun Violence, Feds to Send High-Tech Gun-Tracing Van to Assist Baltimore Police

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:54am

Photo via ATF HQ/Twitter

Ask and you shall receive.

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Featured, Schools

Kenwood High Junior Arrested for Pointing Gun at Another Student

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 2:27pm


A high school junior at Kenwood High School was arrested for pulling a gun on another student after they got off the bus. Read More →


Watch Mayor SRB Talk Gun Control with Chris Matthews

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 08, 2013 9:28am

In the midst of the city’s surge in violence, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stopped by Hardball to talk gun control with Chris Matthews. He calls her “Mayor Blake” and says “It doesn’t matter who the mayor is,” and SRB only gets about 30 seconds to speak, but she handles herself well, I think. Your take?

Featured, Schools

How to Write a Book on Gun Violence in 14 Days

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 05, 2013 10:13am


Publishing a book at the Johns Hopkins Press usually takes about 10 months — and that’s once the book is already finished. Earlier this year, though, the Press tackled something of a rush job:  putting together a full, scholarly book in two weeks to go along with the world-class Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America — itself a swift response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which took place a mere two months ago.
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Thursday Links: Will Soft-Shell Crab Become State Sandwich?; Ravens Head Coach on Letterman Tonight; Hundreds Flock to Annapolis for Gun Control Rally

0 Written by: | Thursday, Feb 07, 2013 7:01am

Md. lawmakers sink their teeth into the soft-shell crab debate – Bmore Media
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh on Letterman Thursday – Baltimore Sun
Hundreds flock to Annapolis for gun control rally, hearing – Baltimore Sun
Bank of America awards $362,000 to Baltimore-area nonprofits – Baltimore Business Journal
Obama considers allowing lawmakers to see secret memos on targeted killings – Washington Post


Six-Year-Olds Suspended for Making Imaginary Guns with their Fingers

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 10:29am


At last week’s gun policy summit at Johns Hopkins, public health figures and politicians got together to come up with suggestions for reducing gun violence in America. Those included things like banning high-capacity magazines, mandating background checks, and reinstating the ban on assault weapons. But there was one glaring hole in the experts’ recommendations:  the threat of six year-olds making gun shapes with their fingers.
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Lifeline, Schools

Debating Gun Violence with Martin O’Malley, Mike Bloomberg, and All of Twitter

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 9:00am

Yesterday was day one of Johns Hopkins’ big-deal gun policy summit (and also the one-month anniversary of the Newtown shootings), and it was marked by some big-deal events:  Michael Bloomberg calling for gun trafficking to be made a felony, and Governor O’Malley announcing his plan for sweeping new gun control laws for Maryland. The summit’s attendees (as well as those watching from home via the live webcast) had strong reactions to the various expert opinions about how to reduce gun violence in the United States. Some of the most intriguing reactions are below. Did you watch? What did you think?

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Maryland Drugged Driving Fatalities on the Rise

"How many of those fatalities were just THC positive vs. having other drugs (opiates,...

Maryland Drugged Driving Fatalities on the Rise

"According to the article roughly 14% of the drivers tested (does not say what percentage...

A Year Later, Stabbing Death in Roland Park Remains a Mystery

"What about the dogs? Has anyone looked into the motive that the dogs were taken for...

A Year Later, Stabbing Death in Roland Park Remains a Mystery

"So sad this case is still open. Thanks for the update

Vandal Maims, Kills Newly Planted Cherry Trees Along Median in Catonsville

"Sounds like something that a developer /slum lord wannabe would do.