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VIDEO: Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley: Climate Change Helped Create Islamic State

The former governor of Maryland urges supporters to protest his party’s debate schedule, calls on the U.S. to welcome 65,000 Syrian refugees, attributes the rise of Islamic State in part to climate change and responds to criticism by David Simon, creator of the television series “The Wire,” of his policing policies during his tenure as mayor of Baltimore.

Posted on Sep 10, 2015 READ MORE

Baltimore Announces $6.4 Million Settlement With Freddie Gray’s Family

The payment is larger than the total of more than 120 other lawsuits brought against the police department for alleged brutality and misconduct since 2011, according to The Baltimore Sun.

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 READ MORE

2,000 Cases in Baltimore Could Be Overturned Because of Unlawful Police and Prosecutor Collusion

More than 2,000 criminal cases in Baltimore could be thrown out as a result of a retrial motion accusing the state’s attorney’s office and police of “deliberate and willful misrepresentation” of their methods of evidence collection—and attorneys say there may be many more such cases.

Posted on Sep 5, 2015 READ MORE

Freddie Gray Case: Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Charges Against Six Police Officers (Updated)

UPDATE: In two other motions, defense attorneys lost their bid to have Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby recused from the case but won the right to have their clients tried separately.

Posted on Sep 2, 2015 READ MORE

One Year On, What We’ve Learned From #BlackLivesMatter

The police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a year ago launched the Black Lives Matter movement. But officer-involved shootings seem only to have accelerated.

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What Would Justice for Sandra Bland Actually Look Like?

A year after Black Lives Matter became a rallying cry, the deaths of Sandra Bland and others continue to haunt the public consciousness. But outrage is no substitute for justice.

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Anna Deavere Smith Gives a Crash Course in the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Her solo show examines how favoring incarceration over education puts marginalized minors at risk. 

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Robert Scheer on American Power and Arrogance: ‘It’s a Toxic Cocktail’ (Part 10 of 10)

In the final installment of The Real News Network’s series of interviews on “Reality Asserts Itself,” Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer explains how an infatuation with American culture and an ignorance of American history have led to unbelievable levels of brutality and destruction.

Posted on Jul 14, 2015 READ MORE

Isolated Incident

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VIDEO: All Six Officers Indicted in Freddie Gray Case

A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted all six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, setting the basis for a criminal trial.

Posted on May 22, 2015 READ MORE

Baltimore Study

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Protests Begin Amid News of No Charges for Wisconsin Police Officer Who Killed Tony Robinson

The family of the biracial 19-year-old appeals for calm after it was announced that Matt Kenny, the officer involved in the March fatal shooting, will not face charges.

Posted on May 12, 2015 READ MORE

Baltimore Terror

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Town Hall: Black Baltimoreans Discuss How the Media and State Treat Them

While Fox and CNN were telling you what to think about black Americans in Baltimore and their response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, The Real News Network convened a discussion in which community members were free to speak for themselves.

Posted on May 8, 2015 READ MORE

The American Dream: Living to 18

“You want to get older. You want to experience life. You don’t want to die in a matter of seconds because of cops.” It’s that sentiment that has fueled the Black Lives Matter movement across the country.

Posted on May 6, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Extended Jail Hold of Baltimore Protesters a ‘Political Decision,’ Attorney Says

Civil rights attorney A. Dwight Pettit and law professor Byron L. Warnken discuss a judge’s ruling upholding the decision to hold protesters without bail for up to 48 hours.

Posted on May 6, 2015 READ MORE

A Five-Step Guide to Police Repression, From Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond

Equate dissidents with domestic terrorists; arm police with “less-lethal” weapons; replace humans with robots. Here is a step-by-step guide, based on the latest developments in the security sector, on how to police a protest movement in the new age of domestic counterinsurgency.

Posted on May 6, 2015 READ MORE

Conversation on Race

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Fixing America’s Broken Approach to Young Black Men

The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. Subsequent steps are harder.

Posted on May 6, 2015 READ MORE

Broken Justice

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Kings and Pawns

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Make the Rich Panic

As we saw in Baltimore, the corporate elites who hold absolute power react only when they become afraid. And they become afraid only when we take to the streets.

Posted on May 3, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Voices From the Epicenter of Protest in Baltimore

The Real News Network captured confrontations between Baltimore police and protesters defying Friday night’s 10 p.m. curfew, which attorney A. Dwight Pettit and law professor Doug Colbert consider a dress rehearsal for martial law. Also, Baltimore residents react to the charges brought against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

Posted on May 3, 2015 READ MORE

To Rebuild Baltimore, First Clear the Blight

There has been much talk about the maladies that afflict Baltimore. One of the most visible should also be one of the most straightforward to address: its enormous stock of derelict, abandoned housing.

Posted on May 2, 2015 READ MORE

‘Left, Right & Center’: Baltimore, Same-Sex Marriage and Bernie Sanders

It’s been a busy news week, to say the least. Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer happened to be in Baltimore and relays what he saw, on the latest episode of “Left, Right & Center.” Also: Bernie Sanders’ 2016 bid and same-sex marriage’s upcoming day in court.

Posted on May 1, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Former FBI Agent Weighs In on Freddie Gray Case

Find out what is meant by zero-tolerance policing.

Posted on May 1, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Baltimore’s Top Prosecutor Charges Six Officers in the Killing of Freddie Gray

Marilyn Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore, announced Friday morning that she would pursue criminal charges against six police officers involved in the April death of Freddie Gray, an event that sparked demonstrations and rioting across the city.

Posted on May 1, 2015 READ MORE

Baltimore Firefighter: Media Divert Attention From Freddie Gray Killing to Property Destruction

Baltimore firefighter Gary Nelson gives an unsanctioned account of Monday’s confrontation between youths and police; activists discuss what the local community should do next; and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is reported to have told city officials that no new evidence of the use of force in the injuries and death of Freddie Gray has emerged.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE

Molotov Cocktail

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You’ll Never Guess Who the Outside Agitators in Baltimore Really Are

Over 70 percent of Baltimore Police Department officers live outside city limits, with at least 10 percent living over state lines. By contrast, almost all of those arrested in ongoing protests sparked by the police killing of the unarmed Freddie Gray reside firmly within the city.

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 READ MORE

Violence and Unrest in Baltimore Are No Accident

The systemic causes and deliberate policies that led to the killing of Freddie Gray and the protests that followed—and policy solutions that would address these problems—are discussed by former Baltimore City Council President Lawrence Bell, attorney A. Dwight Petit and Paul Jay, senior editor of “The Real News Network.”

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart Highlights Media Hypocrisy in Coverage of White Riots Vs. Baltimore Protests

With a video montage of Americans rioting over incredibly important things such as sports and pumpkins, “The Daily Show” host exposes the double standard on reporting when it comes to the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore.

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 READ MORE

No Fingerprints

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The New York Times’ Skewed Reporting on Baltimore

A recent article on the situation in Baltimore went 11 paragraphs before quoting anyone other than a police officer or government official.

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 READ MORE

President Obama on Baltimore Uprising: ‘No Excuse for ... Violence’

President Obama addressed the ongoing unrest in Baltimore on Tuesday, admonishing demonstrators for changing the tone of the protests Monday, as he saw it, and characterizing the shift as one toward “senseless violence.”

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: Baltimore Police, Protesters React After Freddie Gray Funeral

“When he picked him up off the ground, the man couldn’t move,” a protester says to a Baltimore police officer about the incident in which Gray’s spine was severed while in police custody. “He couldn’t move.”

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 READ MORE

Information Blackout

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NFL News

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44 Years a Prisoner: The Case of Eddie Conway

Marshall “Eddie” Conway walked free from prison this week, just one month shy of 44 years behind bars. He was convicted of the April 1970 killing of a Baltimore police officer. Conway has always maintained his innocence.

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 READ MORE

Baltimore: The City That Bleeds

David Kennedy, author of “Don’t Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America,” spent more than 10 years in the worst corners of the worst cities in the country before going to Baltimore.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 READ MORE

Obama Brings Budget Plan to Captive Audience of Middle Schoolers

President Obama may have picked one of the only places in the country where delivering a speech about his new budget plan would be met with enthusiasm by visiting the Parkville Middle School and Center for Technology in Baltimore ...

Posted on Feb 14, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Susan Walsh

Two Injured in Maryland Mail Blasts

Two explosive devices embedded in pieces of mail detonated within minutes of each other in two government buildings in Maryland on Thursday, injuring two employees and leading local officials to believe that the incidents were related.

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 READ MORE

Flickr / laverrue

Maryland to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages (Performed Elsewhere)

The state of Maryland hasn’t worked out legislation to officially validate same-sex marriages that happen within its own borders, but as of Wednesday, Maryland’s Attorney General Douglas Gansler made it possible for GLBTQ partners’ unions to be legally recognized—as long as they were performed somewhere else.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 READ MORE

Republican conference

Obama and the House GOP: Full Q&A From Baltimore

Courtesy of C-SPAN, watch the whole (and at times, lively) exchange between President Barack Obama and Republican House members at a GOP retreat in Baltimore on Friday.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 READ MORE

Lawmaker Quits Amid Child Porn Investigation

A Republican member of the Maryland Legislature has resigned after authorities raided his home and took several items, including his computer, during a child pornography investigation. According to the Baltimore Examiner, state Delegate Robert McKee had been a sponsor of the Child Protection From Predators Act.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008 READ MORE


Scientist: HIV Vaccine at Square One

Nobel Prize-winning biologist David Baltimore has told his peers that researchers are no closer to discovering an HIV vaccine after decades of study. He called for new approaches and said the challenge was difficult because “to control HIV immunologically the scientific community has to beat out nature, do something that nature, with its advantage of four billion years of evolution, has not been able to do.”

Posted on Feb 15, 2008 READ MORE

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