Earlier this month, attorney general Jeff Sessions—David the Gnome’s racist cousin—commenced a review of “consent decrees,” agreements between the federal government and local police forces to address issues of systemic racism and other prejudices. Today, in an op-ed published by USA Today, Sessions broadcasted his…
A white middle-school teacher in a Baltimore school has been fired after screaming racist invective at black students.
State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was under a gag order for nine months while prosecuting and ultimately failing to convict any of the officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. She’s spoken on the topic sporadically for the past few months, and today the New York Times Magazine published a new interview that seeks…
Today in droll coincidences: nearly 150 years ago, an anonymous author published The Odd Trump, a novel whose description leaves no doubt as to the reasons for its obscurity. It’s fanciful and trivial — and it happens to feature a protagonist named Trump with a pal and occasional rival named Clinton.
Following the acquittals of three Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in April 2015, Chief Deputy State’s Attorney Michael Schatzow announced on Wednesday that his office was dropping all charges against Garrett Miller, William Porter and Sgt. Alicia White, according to The…
Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams cleared Lt. Brian Rice of all charges against him in the Freddie Gray case Monday, including the charge of involuntary manslaughter after failing to secure Freddie Gray in the back a police van, which led to severe spinal cord injuries and ultimately, Gray’s death.
Noted Black Lives Matter activist and the former mayoral candidate for the city of Baltimore DeRay Mckesson has been named interim chief human capital officer for the city’s school districts.
Another officer has been acquitted of any wrongdoing in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury during a “rough ride” while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department on April 12, 2015.
Serial subject Adnan Syed is seeking a new trial after being convicted of the murder of Hae Min Lee 16 years ago. Before his post-conviction hearing continued on Monday morning, Lee’s family issued a statement making clear that they still believe Syed is guilty, and that both the podcast and the new hearing “have…
20 women who filed a lawsuit against the Housing Authority of Baltimore City are splitting a settlement worth almost $8 million. The lawsuit alleged that maintenance workers at various housing complexes had demanded sexual favors from the women in exchange for receiving badly needed repairs on their units.
The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of abortion provider Whole Woman’s Health, which is arguing that HB 2, Texas’ mammoth anti-abortion bill, is unconstitutional. The outcome of the case could determine abortion access for a generation, and not just in Texas. Monday evening, a group of cities including…
On Wednesday, a jury in Baltimore was unable to reach a verdict in the case of William Porter, an officer on trial for manslaughter, assault and other charges in the case of Freddie Gray’s death.
In Baltimore, the jury, which began deliberations on Monday in the trial of an officer charged with manslaughter and assault in Freddie Gray’s death, announced Tuesday that they were deadlocked on a verdict.
On Monday, a jury began deliberating the fate of William Porter, one of the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray last April.
Just over four months after Freddie Gray was killed in police custody in April, sparking riots all across Baltimore, his family has reached a $6.4 million wrongful death settlement with the city.
Adnan Syed from the infamous Serial podcast is back with a new hope to get him off in the murder of Hae Min Lee—unreliable phone records.
Right now, there’s a federal manhunt for the man who burned a Baltimore CVS. After two months of prolonged public investigation, the ATF has finally fingered the man responsible: one Raymon Carter, age 24, black, five-foot-eight, 180 pounds. He’s probably “fit the description” for a decade now—but now, the description…
Maryland state’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby was a shock to the Black Lives Matter movement when on May 1 she promised Baltimore’s rioters justice in the death of Freddie Gray. Now, she’s an It Girl who’s attracted the admiration of celebrities like Prince and Anna Wintour.