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Abolish, Not Delay: Opposition to Proposed ‘Pause’ on Johns Hopkins Private Police Force Grows

Two weeks after Johns Hopkins University administrators announced what they called a two-year “pause” on a controversial plan to establish their own private police force, about 100 students, faculty and community members marched to the home of Hopkins President Ronald Daniels to tell him that this proposed pause is not enough. Wearing masks and trying […]

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“Unbowed” by Bry Reed

There is fire in the streets. This time, it began with Minneapolis. Long ago, it was Detroit, it was Los Angeles, it was Birmingham. The fire has always been here. Time after time it sparks and rages. Right now, I feel it in my throat. Yesterday, it was in my gut. Five years ago, after […]

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Caravan For Keith Davis Jr. Highlights Prosecutors’ Role In The Problems With Policing

Yesterday, on the fifth anniversary of Baltimore Police shooting Keith Davis Jr., his wife Kelly Davis and more than 50 others adorned their cars with “Free Keith Davis Jr.” signs and caravanned across Baltimore. They honked, hollered, and chanted in front of homes of the prosecutors and judges responsible for taking Davis Jr. to trial […]

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With Voters Desperate to Reduce Shootings, Mayoral Candidates Vow to Crack Down on Guns

This piece was published in partnership with The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom covering gun violence in America. Over Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore, eight people were shot and killed—a shocking amount of bloodshed even for a city that has eclipsed 300 homicides each year since 2015.  Baltimore City Police Department Commissioner Michael Harrison—the tenth to hold […]