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  • Baltimore settlements on police brutality more restrictive than in other cities

    Baltimore settlements on police brutality more restrictive than in other cities
    When Baltimore residents settle lawsuits alleging police brutality or other misconduct, they must promise to keep silent about the incidents that sparked the suits — an arrangement that shields key details from the public. The penalty for...
  • Baltimore's 2014 in review

    Baltimore's 2014 in review
    If Baltimore kept a family album for every year of its life, the one for 2014 would be dominated by dazzling pictures of September's Star-Spangled Spectacular. The city never looked better than when it celebrated the 200th anniversary of the national...
  • Young jumps in front on request for federal review of police

    Young jumps in front on request for federal review of police
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake won praise from clergy and community leaders Friday after calling for a federal investigation into allegations of police brutality — a move that is all but certain to draw added scrutiny on City Hall. But careful...
  • Cameras on cops

    There was no small irony in Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto Monday of a City Council bill that would have required city police to be equipped with body cameras. For one thing, the mayor herself has said she supports the idea of officers...
  • Behind closed doors, Rawlings-Blake, Young clashed over body camera implementation

    Behind closed doors, Rawlings-Blake, Young clashed over body camera implementation
    It's no secret that two proponents of police body cameras — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young — are at loggerheads over the details of how to implement the program. But another dispute helped...
  • Young removes Spector from committees after she votes against two bills

    Young removes Spector from committees after she votes against two bills
    City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has stripped Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector of most of her committee assignments after she cast the only vote against two bills he favored. In an interview, Spector said Young was behaving like a...
  • Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban

    Mayor calls on city council to reconsider plastics ban
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Saturday implored the City Council to reconsider its proposal to ban most plastic bags at city stores, questioning not only the legislation but saying lawmakers moved it forward without public input. Last week...
  • Jack Young: 'I challenge the mayor to work with the council to strengthen the [body camera] bill'

    Jack Young: 'I challenge the mayor to work with the council to strengthen the [body camera] bill'
    Listen to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's rhetoric in opposition to a proposal by the Baltimore City Council to equip police officers with body cameras, and one might recognize the bickering and dysfunction typical of elected leaders in a certain city to...
  • City Hall theater

    City Hall theater
    No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
  • Jack Young: Justice Department must investigate Baltimore police

    Jack Young: Justice Department must investigate Baltimore police
    As I view the constant protesting by residents of Ferguson, Mo., nearly two months after a police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager, I know that it's only a matter of time before the streets of Baltimore are filled with the same sustained clarion...
  • Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill

    Health advocates ask mayor to veto council's vaping bill
    Public health advocates on Tuesday called on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to veto the City Council's ban on the use of e-cigarettes inside most businesses, calling the legislation a "bad bill" that would weaken the state's indoor smoking ban by...