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  • After Freddie Gray death, U.S. starts civil rights probe of Baltimore police

    After Freddie Gray death, U.S. starts civil rights probe of Baltimore police
    The nation's top law enforcement officials are likely to have a watchful presence over Baltimore police for the next few years, as the U.S. Department of Justice examines whether officers commonly use excessive force and violate residents'...
  • Summer jobs for city youth

    Summer jobs for city youth
    I read with interest Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young's recent op-ed on the need for more job opportunities for youth ("Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray," April 30). As I've spoken with community leaders,...
  • What was Rawlings-Blake waiting for?

    What was Rawlings-Blake waiting for?
    Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the Department of Justice to conduct a full-scale civil rights investigation of Baltimore's police department, the kind of thorough probe that, in other cities, has led to court-mandated reforms. What took her...
  • Attorney general Loretta Lynch does not rule out broader federal probe of Baltimore police

    Attorney general Loretta Lynch does not rule out broader federal probe of Baltimore police
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that the Justice Department will examine the best options to improve the Baltimore Police Department in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, and a full-scale civil rights investigation has not been...
  • Mayor rules out property tax cut, will submit budget Wednesday

    Mayor rules out property tax cut, will submit budget Wednesday
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has formally ruled out a property tax cut for the coming year after flirting with the idea of giving one. Her final $2.55 billion budget trims spending by charging smokers more for health insurance, ending coverage of...
  • Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray

    Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray
    As the world looked on in horror Monday, many of us in Baltimore resisted the initial shock and headed straight for the streets to help quell the violence and restore order to our great city. What awaited us in those tense moments, as afternoon gave way...
  • Council president calls for donations to support more youth summer jobs

    Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young called Thursday on corporate donors to help create 3,000 more jobs for city youth this summer. In a Baltimore Sun op-ed, Young called for "Solutions, not excuses, for Baltimore post Freddie Gray."...
  • At the City Council, passion from protesters and councilmembers

    At the City Council, passion from protesters and councilmembers
    Baltimore Bloc activists chanting "drop the charges, drop the bail" interrupted the Baltimore City Council meeting tonight.  Upset by high bails for some involved in the week's protests and riots and long waits for nonviolent protesters to get out of...
  • On Freddie Gray coverage, don't blame the messenger

    On Freddie Gray coverage, don't blame the messenger
    The national media spotlight has shone more brightly on Baltimore this past week than at any point during my 25 years of writing about media at The Baltimore Sun. To some local officials, it must feel like a national media sun lamp that is starting to...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Who's in charge?

    Who's in charge?
    Baltimoreans woke this morning saddened and unsettled by the wanton destruction that engulfed much of the city the night before. Just hours after 25-year-old Freddie Gray was laid to rest amid calls for peaceful protest against the treatment of the city's...