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Anthony Batts

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  • 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...
  • Southeast on edge over crime as neighbors call for measured debate

    Southeast on edge over crime as neighbors call for measured debate
    The topic of crime has become so contentious in Southeast Baltimore that Sarah Fox removed herself from her community's Facebook page because she couldn't take the arguing. Fox feels safe in her home along Patterson Park, but her neighbors have been...
  • Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore

    Star criminologist hopes to make difference in return to Baltimore
    In the late 1990s, David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach — which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis — could work in one of America's most dangerous cities....
  • In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime

    In Baltimore, 2013 a lost year for fight against violent crime
    At 1:30 p.m. on a sunny December weekday, just down the hill from prestigious City College high school, shattered glass and blood stained the street. Neighbors and passersby gathered on the fringes of the crime scene and watched as police officers began...
  • 26 charged in Cherry Hill gang indictments

    26 charged in Cherry Hill gang indictments
    Over the course of three days in Cherry Hill in January 2011, a former standout high school basketball player was fatally shot and a youth football coach was murdered in front of his family. Those shootings and at least three others in the South...
  • 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...
  • Batts defends officer who claims he was intimidated for testifying

    Batts defends officer who claims he was intimidated for testifying
    The Baltimore Police Department pledged to devote "every resource in the organization" to supporting a detective who claims attempts were made to intimidate him for testifying in a criminal case against other officers, Commissioner Anthony Batts announced...
  • Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say

    Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say
    The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...
  • Youth jobs, community meeting initiatives launched to combat violence

    Youth jobs, community meeting initiatives launched to combat violence
    The question has been debated in Baltimore for decades: How can the city cut its murder rate, which is among the highest in the nation? For the 50 young people and their advocates who spent Saturday at Liberty Rec and Tech Center in West Baltimore,...
  • Mayor, Batts attend west-side town hall meeting

    Mayor, Batts attend west-side town hall meeting
    For Raymond Kelly, fixing the issue of crime in his Sandtown Winchester neighborhood seems simple enough — make sure police and community leaders are visible. "Drug dealers on the corner don't want to be seen," the community organizer said. "We...
  • New city police policy says public has right to film officers

    New city police policy says public has right to film officers
    The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions, the agency said Wednesday. The new rules were unveiled as the city agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a...