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  • Baltimore approaching 200th homicide this year

    Baltimore approaching 200th homicide this year
    While overall violent crime is down this year, Baltimore is approaching the 200-homicide mark for the third straight year, a grim milestone pushed by surging violence in Northwest Baltimore. A man and a woman were killed this week in northwestern...
  • In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point

    In post-Ferguson America, pushing toward a tipping point
    Six points about Ferguson, the Eric Garner chokehold case in New York, the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, and the eagerness to outfit police officers with body cameras: 1. Post-Ferguson America: This is obviously not the post-racial...
  • Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip

    Taxpayers to pay for portion of mayor's New Orleans trip
    City taxpayers will foot some of the bill for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's recent trip to New Orleans in which she campaigned for a fellow Democrat and attended the "Monday Night Football" game between the Ravens and the Saints. Rawlings-Blake and...
  • Federal review of Las Vegas police sheds light on Baltimore probe

    Federal review of Las Vegas police sheds light on Baltimore probe
    In the darkness of a December night, Stanley Gibson pulled his 1991 Cadillac Brougham into an apartment complex far from the Strip's glitzy casinos and phoned his wife. The Gulf War veteran, who was battling a worsening mental condition, said he was lost....
  • Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits

    Some Baltimore police officers face repeated misconduct lawsuits
    While hospitalized with a fractured ankle and broken jaw, John Bonkowski reached for his smartphone to find details about the man who beat him outside a parking garage near the Inner Harbor. He typed "Officer Michael McSpadden" into Google. The...
  • Gun tip line to give out $500 rewards

    Gun tip line to give out $500 rewards
    In an effort to reduce violent crime, Baltimore officials and Metro Crime Stoppers are giving $500 rewards for tips that lead to illegal gun forfeitures. If a tip leads to a felony gun arrest, the tipster could receive another $500 officials said...
  • Baltimore nearing 200th homicide this year

    Baltimore nearing 200th homicide this year
    A 47-year-old man shot Tuesday in East Baltimore was the city's 199th murder victim this year. Baltimore police say Sasha Bullock died at a hospital after officers found him in the 2800 block of Ashland Ave. in the Madison-Eastend neighborhood with...
  • A more thoughtful body camera approach

    A more thoughtful body camera approach
    In last week's Sun editorial "Mayor and City Council: Disagreeing When They Agree" (Nov. 14), the message was clear: The City Council and I need to work together to ensure police body cameras are brought to Baltimore. I agree, and despite my differences...
  • Why is the city dragging its feet on police body cameras?

    Why is the city dragging its feet on police body cameras?
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will veto a City Council bill requiring all Baltimore police officers to wear body cameras ("City Council approves police body camera bill," Nov. 10). "I refuse to roll out a program that has not been...
  • Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism

    Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism
    As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion. "After hearing the facts...
  • Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing

    Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers at hearing
    With the next General Assembly starting in January, more than 100 community members demanded Saturday that state lawmakers toughen laws holding police officers more accountable for misconduct. During a public hearing on Saturday at the University of...