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Anthony Batts

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  • Batts' peevish response to hospital death [Editorial]

    Batts' peevish response to hospital death  [Editorial]
    Without knowing all the facts, it's impossible to say whether police officers acted responsibly in the events leading up to the death of 19-year-old George V. King, who was reportedly struck repeatedly with a Taser by an officer seeking to help staff...
  • Teen who died after being Tased at hospital laid to rest

    Teen who died after being Tased at hospital laid to rest
    George King seemed to always be hungry, occasionally pestering the staff at his group foster home for chicken or brownies. If someone was being picked on, he would stand up for them, his loved ones recalled. Though he had made some missteps in life, he...
  • Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation

    Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation
    Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city. A former...
  • Council approves tough new curfew for city youths

    Council approves tough new curfew for city youths
    A tough new curfew forcing kids off the streets as early as 9 p.m. was approved Monday by the Baltimore City Council over objections it will place too much stress on the Police Department and lead to conflicts between youths and officers. The...
  • Top Baltimore Police commander resigns, "personal reasons" cited

    A top Baltimore Police commander abruptly resigned Monday, leaving Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts with several moves to make in order to replenish his top ranks.  Lt. Col. Clifton McWhite, who was nearing the end of his 19th year on the force,...
  • Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

    Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community
    Monica Yorkman has been harassed by police more times than she can count, she says -- and it's always been about her identity. As a black transgender woman, cops in Baltimore constantly and unfairly peg her as a prostitute, she said. "There's a lot of...
  • Building a better police force [Editorial]

    Building a better police force  [Editorial]
    When Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was campaigning for her job three years ago, she proposed hiring 300 new police officers. In a city perennially worried about crime, the idea was intuitively appealing. Since then, the department has been hiring at a...
  • Police OT and staffing costs lead $2.2M crime-prevention proposal

    Police OT and staffing costs lead $2.2M crime-prevention proposal
    Baltimore police want to model a homicide prevention program after the city of Milwaukee, open a new center to hold youths who break curfew and use $1.2 million in city gambling revenue to pay for overtime and staffing in high-crime areas. Those are some...
  • Scores turn out to mourn teenagers, decry persistent violence in Baltimore

    Scores turn out to mourn teenagers, decry persistent violence in Baltimore
    From Cherry Hill to a West Side high school a few miles away, scores of families and friends turned out Wednesday night to mourn teenagers killed in recent days, and to decry persistent violence in the city. On the block where 14-year-old Najee Thomas...
  • Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say

    Looking Out: 'Walking while trans' isn't a crime, protesters say
    A rally is scheduled in the Charles North neighborhood of Baltimore on Friday night as part of a nationwide campaign to protest police profiling of transgender women. The event, "We Stand with Monica Jones," is named for a transgender woman and activist...
  • Slain 17-year-old Michael Mayfield laid to rest Thursday

    Slain 17-year-old Michael Mayfield laid to rest Thursday
    A young girl approached the casket of Michael Mayfield on Thursday and began to scream. The music in the church had fallen silent, and the hundreds who had turned out to mourn the 17-year-old Mayfield turned their eyes to the child with braids and white...