| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:59 AM
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...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:50 PM
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...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:01 AM
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.
| Nov 8, 2014
| 6:22 AM
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....
| Oct 4, 2014
| 8:35 PM
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.
| Dec 2, 2014
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:49 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 4:27 PM
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...