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  • Lost year in fight against gun crime [Editorial]

    Lost year in fight against gun crime  [Editorial]
    The fact that homicides in Baltimore City reached a four-year high last year — 234 as of Tuesday afternoon — can hardly come as a surprise to anyone who has witnessed the steady increase in murders since 2011. What did come as surprise to many...
  • O'Malley policies make Baltimore more dangerous

    O'Malley policies make Baltimore more dangerous
    In a New Year's Day editorial, the Sun editorial board lamented that 2013 was "a lost year in the fight against gun crime." There is plenty wrong, of course, with how Baltimore City handles gun crime. The lack of seriousness with which the Rawlings-...
  • NAACP: Baltimore gun violence affects 'every day people' too

    NAACP: Baltimore gun violence affects 'every day people' too
    Baltimore's NAACP president said the city's gun violence affects a wide range of residents, even if the victims themselves tend to be involved in the drug trade.  On Monday, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said gun violence was "localized" and "not...
  • Two more shot Friday as Baltimore violence mounts in new year

    Two more shot Friday as Baltimore violence mounts in new year
    Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating their sixth case in three days on Friday night, as a spate of violence continued at the start of a new year. Detectives stood in the snow in the 1700 block of Ashburton St. in West Baltimore's Coppin...
  • 'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]

    'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is catching flak from the very people who should be saying "amen" to his view of gun violence being focused on black drug dealers and gangs ("City murder rate should outrage even 'everyday citizens,'" Jan....
  • Motive known in few city homicides, police data shows

    Motive known in few city homicides, police data shows
    Just three of Baltimore's 235 homicides in 2013 have a known drug motive, and police say 30 of the victims were verified gang members, year-end statistics show. As the year came to a close with an increase in homicides and shootings, Police Commissioner...
  • More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

    More police now sporting cameras on their bodies
    Officer Aaron Waddell pulled over a gray Dodge Caravan on Route 198 in Laurel and asked the driver for his license and registration. Waddell told the man why he stopped him — a suspected seat belt violation — and added, "Just to let you know,...
  • Baltimore police deputy, who oversaw declines in crime, retires

    Baltimore police deputy, who oversaw declines in crime, retires
    Anthony E. Barksdale, who ran the operations of the Baltimore Police Department for five years during some of the city's most significant declines in crime, has retired. A city native, Barksdale became the youngest deputy commissioner in the agency's...
  • Balto. Co.'s accomplishment [Editorial]

    Balto. Co.'s accomplishment  [Editorial]
    Last week, top officials in Baltimore County stood together to proudly announce that the homicide rate there was at its lowest level since Jimmy Carter was president. This week, top officials in the Baltimore City Police Department had to answer questions...
  • Police say barricade suspect was on a 'one-man crime spree'

    Police say barricade suspect was on a 'one-man crime spree'
    A suspect on a "one-man crime spree" shot and killed a person Friday after a botched carjacking, authorities said, then took his life after drawing officers into an hours-long standoff at a Baltimore nonprofit. The morning incident, which closed roads...
  • Rawlings-Blake remains confident in police chief Batts

    Rawlings-Blake remains confident in police chief Batts
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday her confidence in Police Commissioner Anthony Batts has not wavered, despite a dramatic spike in homicides to start the year. Baltimore has experienced 16 homicides this year — more than one a day...