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Baltimore Sun
$6.75M facelift planned for Preston Gardens park in downtown Baltimoremakes Baltimore special is our unique natural places so I'm excited about what
$6.75M facelift planned for Preston Gardens park in downtown Baltimore
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 hours ago
makes Baltimore special is our unique natural places so I'm excited about what we have been able to do," Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. "We are always looking for innovative ways to create and preserve green spaces within our... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Auditor calls Baltimore's 33% water bill rate hike reasonable; public hearing tomorrowwater department's "debt service" payments, according to the agenda of the Boar
Auditor calls Baltimore's 33% water bill rate hike reasonable; public hearing tomorrow
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 hours ago
water department's "debt service" payments, according to the agenda of the Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The city's spending panel approves any expense greater than $25,000. As part of the overhaul of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Donor to Baltimore police surveillance program says privacy debate 'healthy'the movements of people involved in crimes. Police department officials have s
Donor to Baltimore police surveillance program says privacy debate 'healthy'
Baltimore Sun / Posted 18 hours ago
the movements of people involved in crimes. Police department officials have said the program was not a secret, but Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council members learned about the program only recently, after a Bloomberg Businessweek... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Mayor comments on aerial surveillance programWE DIDNBC WBAL11 TODAY WITH THE NBC EXWBPLALAN11ATION HE OFFERED HER. SCHOOLS N
Mayor comments on aerial surveillance program
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted yesterday
WE DIDNBC WBAL11 TODAY WITH THE NBC EXWBPLALAN11ATION HE OFFERED HER. SCHOOLS NBONC OPENIWBNGAL D11AY, BALTIMORE MAYOR STEPHANIE RAWLINGS BLAKE SAYS SHE FOUNDNBC WBAL11 OUT ABOUT THE POLICE DEPARTMENTNB'C S WBAEALRI11AL SURVEILLANCE... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Mayor comments on Baltimore police aerial surveillance programBack from vacation and touring schools on opening day, Baltimore Mayor Stephani
Mayor comments on Baltimore police aerial surveillance program
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted yesterday
Back from vacation and touring schools on opening day, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said she found out about the Baltimore Police Department's aerial surveillance program barely ahead of the public. The privately-funded program, using... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Charitable donations to Baltimore police lack oversight, transparencybudget process. Nothing gets spent without all members being involved in the ve
Charitable donations to Baltimore police lack oversight, transparency
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
budget process. Nothing gets spent without all members being involved in the vetting process." In Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the City Council were not notified of the aerial surveillance program that began in January. The... Read more
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Salon.com
Surveillance program raises questions about tech, privacyreport outlining widespread discrimination and use of excessive force in the de
Surveillance program raises questions about tech, privacy
Salon.com / Posted 4 days ago
report outlining widespread discrimination and use of excessive force in the department within the department. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake endorsed using “cutting-edge technology” to bolster public safety, but both she and State’s Attorney... Read more
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The Atlantic
How Baltimore Cops Worked With a Billionaire to Secretly Spy on Everyonethis in secret, with the help of a private company, launching the dystopian col
How Baltimore Cops Worked With a Billionaire to Secretly Spy on Everyone
The Atlantic / Posted 4 days ago
this in secret, with the help of a private company, launching the dystopian collaboration without even consulting Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “The revelation that a private company has been conducting secret aerial surveillance on behalf of... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore's aerial surveillance program goes way beyond CitiWatch, experts sayprecaution as so many other police departments that are aware of the power of a
Baltimore's aerial surveillance program goes way beyond CitiWatch, experts say
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
precaution as so many other police departments that are aware of the power of aerial street surveillance." Smith and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the trial program is also an example of Baltimore leading the way toward national best... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
BDC receives three proposals for Pier Six Pavilion managementPier Six Pavilion. In a session that was closed to the public, the board voted
BDC receives three proposals for Pier Six Pavilion management
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
Pier Six Pavilion. In a session that was closed to the public, the board voted to recommend one of the proposals to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, but declined to say which. The board's recommendation will only become public if or when it... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Council members to call for hearing on undisclosed police surveillance plane program— such as body cameras and pole cameras — the surveillance plane was not disclo
Council members to call for hearing on undisclosed police surveillance plane program
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
— such as body cameras and pole cameras — the surveillance plane was not disclosed publicly. The police didn't brief Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "She was not briefed on the program at its inception, but strongly believes in full disclosure,"... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
BDC rejects proposal for former Superblock propertyproposed purchase price. In closed session, the board discussed and voted on w
BDC rejects proposal for former Superblock property
Baltimore Sun / Posted 5 days ago
proposed purchase price. In closed session, the board discussed and voted on whether to recommend the proposal to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, but declined to disclose the outcome of the vote. The board's vote will become public if the mayor... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Baltimore Police Department uses sophisticated aerial camera surveillance systemhas helped track suspects in several crimes. No answer to how many crimes in pr
Baltimore Police Department uses sophisticated aerial camera surveillance system
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 6 days ago
has helped track suspects in several crimes. No answer to how many crimes in progress have been recorded. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake releases statement Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released the following statement... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Baltimore Police Respond To Report Of Secret Aerial Surveillance Programthe report says. The Baltimore Police Department held a press conference on th
Baltimore Police Respond To Report Of Secret Aerial Surveillance Program
CBS Baltimore / Posted 6 days ago
the report says. The Baltimore Police Department held a press conference on the matter Wednesday afternoon, and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake put out a statement around the same time. “I was recently made aware of the Persistent Surveillance... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Report of secret aerial surveillance by Baltimore police prompts questions, outragelimiting privacy concerns, and that footage is reviewed only in connection with
Report of secret aerial surveillance by Baltimore police prompts questions, outrage
Baltimore Sun / Posted 6 days ago
limiting privacy concerns, and that footage is reviewed only in connection with specific crimes. A spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is on vacation, did not respond to a request for comment. The Baltimore Community Foundation... Read more
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The Daily Record
Nilson says he objected to describing his firing as ‘retirement’his firing as ‘retirement’ Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson has yet t
Nilson says he objected to describing his firing as ‘retirement’
The Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
his firing as ‘retirement’ Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson has yet to receive an explanation from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her decision to fire him mere months before the end of her term as mayor and in the midst of the... Read more
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The Daily Record
Letter: Nilson not the only one unaware of Allen’s past Last week, outgoing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake terminated the e
Letter: Nilson not the only one unaware of Allen’s past
The Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
Last week, outgoing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake terminated the employment of one of the most dedicated and diligent public servants, City Solicitor George Nilson. Nilson, who... Read more
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Daily Mail
2 officers cleared in Gray case to receive back payBaltimore police force as a whole, looking for patterns of excessive force and
2 officers cleared in Gray case to receive back pay
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Baltimore police force as a whole, looking for patterns of excessive force and improper stops and searches. Sept. 8: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces a tentative $6.4 million settlement between Gray's parents and the city of... Read more
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Officer.com
Two More Baltimore Officers to Get Back Payare now entitled to back pay under that policy. Earlier this month, the Board
Two More Baltimore Officers to Get Back Pay
Officer.com / Posted 7 days ago
are now entitled to back pay under that policy. Earlier this month, the Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, authorized a payment of $126,916 to Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray's... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Handicap parking meters to be expanded to Fells Point, Harbor Eastof on-street parking for individuals with disabilities, and reducing theft of d
Handicap parking meters to be expanded to Fells Point, Harbor East
Baltimore Sun / Posted 7 days ago
of on-street parking for individuals with disabilities, and reducing theft of disability placards from vehicles," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "I am proud that this excellent program is expanding to other neighborhoods in... Read more
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The Daily Record
Nilson says he objected to describing his firing as ‘retirement’his firing as ‘retirement’ Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson has yet t
Nilson says he objected to describing his firing as ‘retirement’
The Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
his firing as ‘retirement’ Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson has yet to receive an explanation from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her decision to fire him mere months before the end of her term as mayor and in the midst of the... Read more
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The Daily Record
A cruel and clumsy firingAdvisory Board: Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson told the press his
A cruel and clumsy firing
The Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
Advisory Board: Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson told the press his firing by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was unfair. Nilson, loyally, perhaps to a fault, served Rawlings-Blake for nearly four years and... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Officers White and Porter, cleared in Freddie Gray's death, to receive combined $167K in back payare now entitled to back pay under that policy. Earlier this month, the Board
Officers White and Porter, cleared in Freddie Gray's death, to receive combined $167K in back pay
Baltimore Sun / Posted 8 days ago
are now entitled to back pay under that policy. Earlier this month, the Board of Estimates, which is controlled by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, authorized a payment of $126,916 to Lt. Brian Rice, the highest-ranking officer charged in Gray's... Read more
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The Daily Record
Baltimore school to get donation, $10,000 in supplies Amazon associates and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will make a de
Baltimore school to get donation, $10,000 in supplies
The Daily Record / Posted 8 days ago
Amazon associates and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will make a delivery of more than $10,000 worth of school supplies to teachers of Holabird Academy Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. to help... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore City solicitor says firing by Mayor Rawlings-Blake was unfairBaltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson said Saturday he believes he was "mis
Baltimore City solicitor says firing by Mayor Rawlings-Blake was unfair
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson said Saturday he believes he was "mistreated" by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who on Friday fired him from city government without meeting with him. "While I respect the mayor's right to do what she did,... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Hatewatch blog led city to fire an attorney, but what is it?member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. On Thursday, the city severed its one
Hatewatch blog led city to fire an attorney, but what is it?
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
member of the neo-Nazi National Alliance. On Thursday, the city severed its one-year contract with him. On Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that City Solicitor George Nilson, too, would be following him out the door. The response... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore councilman wants tougher affordable housing rules for developersto the council. Both Henry and Young are among the Democratic nominees heavily
Baltimore councilman wants tougher affordable housing rules for developers
Baltimore Sun / Posted 10 days ago
to the council. Both Henry and Young are among the Democratic nominees heavily favored to win in November. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has not taken a position on the bill, her spokesman Anthony McCarthy said. "We do have concerns with... Read more
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BBC News
Moving from a prison cell to a voting boothrace is just such an election. After the death of Freddie Gray one year ago, th
Moving from a prison cell to a voting booth
BBC News / Posted 11 days ago
race is just such an election. After the death of Freddie Gray one year ago, the city was gripped in civil unrest and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that she would not seek re-election. Her decision created a crowded field of candidates.... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Baltimore councilman wants tougher affordable housing rules for developersto the council. Both Henry and Young are among the Democratic nominees heavily
Baltimore councilman wants tougher affordable housing rules for developers
Baltimore Sun / Posted 11 days ago
to the council. Both Henry and Young are among the Democratic nominees heavily favored to win in November. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has not taken a position on the bill, her spokesman Anthony McCarthy said. "We do have concerns with... Read more
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The Daily Record
Nilson out as Baltimore city solicitoras Baltimore city solicitor Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson will ste
Nilson out as Baltimore city solicitor
The Daily Record / Posted 11 days ago
as Baltimore city solicitor Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson will step down from his position next week, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday. Deputy Solicitor David Ralph will serve as interim solicitor beginning Wednesday,... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Baltimore Ends Contract With Lawyer Accused of Neo-Nazi Tieshis legal work. Allen began contract work with Baltimore in February after ret
Baltimore Ends Contract With Lawyer Accused of Neo-Nazi Ties
CBS Baltimore / Posted 11 days ago
his legal work. Allen began contract work with Baltimore in February after retiring from a local firm, the office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. The Justice Department released a highly critical report last week saying that... Read more
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WBAL-TV Baltimore
Baltimore fires city lawyer with neo-Nazi tiesabout his political views during the hiring process. Mayor's office releases s
Baltimore fires city lawyer with neo-Nazi ties
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted 12 days ago
about his political views during the hiring process. Mayor's office releases statement On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released the following statement regarding the Allen's contract termination. "The city solicitor... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
City terminates attorney accused of neo-Nazi tiesterminates attorney accused of neo-Nazi ties Baltimore terminates contract wit
City terminates attorney accused of neo-Nazi ties
Baltimore Sun / Posted 12 days ago
terminates attorney accused of neo-Nazi ties Baltimore terminates contract with attorney accused of neo-Nazi ties. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake terminated the one-year contract with attorney Glen Keith Allen. (Baltimore Sun video) Baltimore... Read more
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The Charlotte Post
Where are the calls for Baltimore�s mayor to resign?Blitzer, “the mayor needs to resign.” Strangely enough, Brooks never called fo
Where are the calls for Baltimore�s mayor to resign?
The Charlotte Post / Posted 13 days ago
Blitzer, “the mayor needs to resign.” Strangely enough, Brooks never called for the resignation of the mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is a black Democrat. I am really trying hard to understand what is going on here. Ferguson and... Read more
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NBC News
On Freddie Gray's Birthday, Hopes For Police Reform, Community Changeof the Constitution as well as federal anti-discrimination laws. According to
On Freddie Gray's Birthday, Hopes For Police Reform, Community Change
NBC News / Posted 14 days ago
of the Constitution as well as federal anti-discrimination laws. According to the DOJ investigation (initiated by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and supported by Democrats in Maryland's congressional delegation), Baltimore's police department... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Failed reforms at BPDBaltimore police were classifying half of sexual assault cases as "unfounded,"
Failed reforms at BPD
Baltimore Sun / Posted 15 days ago
Baltimore police were classifying half of sexual assault cases as "unfounded," by far the highest rate in the nation. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ordered a review, after which half the previously "unfounded" cases were reopened. The police... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
'It's a little bittersweet': Costumed Otakon fans celebrate final convention in Baltimoreand visited the National Aquarium. "It's such a lively city and there's so muc
'It's a little bittersweet': Costumed Otakon fans celebrate final convention in Baltimore
Baltimore Sun / Posted 16 days ago
and visited the National Aquarium. "It's such a lively city and there's so much to do," he said. A spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Sunday a "bittersweet goodbye." "The mayor is so happy that Otakon found a home here in the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'one has ever held them accountable.'" That's why reports like the one the DOJ
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'
Stamford Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
one has ever held them accountable.'" That's why reports like the one the DOJ issued on Baltimore, at the request of mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, are so significant. When an agency steps in to hold police accountable for bad behavior — or... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'one has ever held them accountable.'" That's why reports like the one the DOJ
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'
Connecticut Post / Posted 17 days ago
one has ever held them accountable.'" That's why reports like the one the DOJ issued on Baltimore, at the request of mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, are so significant. When an agency steps in to hold police accountable for bad behavior — or... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'one has ever held them accountable.'" That's why reports like the one the DOJ
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 17 days ago
one has ever held them accountable.'" That's why reports like the one the DOJ issued on Baltimore, at the request of mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, are so significant. When an agency steps in to hold police accountable for bad behavior — or... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Justice Department report expands on earlier inquiries into Baltimore policethe Baltimore police fell by nearly 80 percent. Nationally, rapes fell only 8 p
Justice Department report expands on earlier inquiries into Baltimore police
Baltimore Sun / Posted 17 days ago
the Baltimore police fell by nearly 80 percent. Nationally, rapes fell only 8 percent in that period. At the time, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told The Sun she was "deeply troubled" by the statistics. The city created a Sexual Assault Response... Read more
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Business Insider
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'you hear about police retaliating for the way people speak to cops violates the
Infringing upon First Amendment rights makes policing 'virtually impossible'
Business Insider / Posted 17 days ago
you hear about police retaliating for the way people speak to cops violates the First Amendment," he said. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake speaks next to Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis during a news conference in Baltimore,... Read more
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Black Press USA
After the Justice Department’s Report, Where are the Calls for Baltimore’s Mayor to Resign?Blitzer, “the mayor needs to resign.” Strangely enough, Brooks never called fo
After the Justice Department’s Report, Where are the Calls for Baltimore’s Mayor to Resign?
Black Press USA / Posted 17 days ago
Blitzer, “the mayor needs to resign.” Strangely enough, Brooks never called for the resignation of the Mayor of Baltimore Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who is a Black Democrat. I am really trying hard to understand what is going on here. Ferguson and... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Hillary Clinton campaign responds to Justice Department investigation into Baltimore policeorder" a central theme of his speech at the Republican National Convention last
Hillary Clinton campaign responds to Justice Department investigation into Baltimore police
Chicago Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
order" a central theme of his speech at the Republican National Convention last month, and has criticized Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on social media. Trump's campaign did not respond to repeated... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Baltimore Mayor Nominee Pugh Reacts To DOJ Reportthat outlined decades of discriminatory practices. That will be an immediate c
Baltimore Mayor Nominee Pugh Reacts To DOJ Report
CBS Baltimore / Posted 18 days ago
that outlined decades of discriminatory practices. That will be an immediate challeng for whoever succeeds outgoing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake come November. WJZ’s Ava-Joye Burnett sat down with Democratic nominee Catherine Pugh, who appears... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Black caucus, NAACP vow legislative agenda based on Department of Justice reportgive those legislators who've been pushing for these reforms a lot more gravita
Black caucus, NAACP vow legislative agenda based on Department of Justice report
Baltimore Sun / Posted 18 days ago
give those legislators who've been pushing for these reforms a lot more gravitas to get them passed," he said. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and top police officials invited the Department of Justice to undertake a thorough examination of... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
New US Government Report Indicts Baltimore Police as Racistput in place a concrete plan for change as well as concrete plans for a new cul
New US Government Report Indicts Baltimore Police as Racist
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 19 days ago
put in place a concrete plan for change as well as concrete plans for a new culture for the good of the city,” said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. “It’s so very important that we get this right.” Police commissioner Kevin Davis said the report... Read more
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New York Post
Obama’s Justice Dept. did a clueless hit job on Baltimore copsas by making baldly absurd statements. Instead of holding political leaders’ f
Obama’s Justice Dept. did a clueless hit job on Baltimore cops
New York Post / Posted 19 days ago
as by making baldly absurd statements. Instead of holding political leaders’ feet to the fire, DOJ praised Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, who had time in the midst of this crisis to preside over the entire Democratic National Convention,... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Report puts O'Malley on defense over policing— to counter the potential for abuse. He argued Thursday that his successors i
Report puts O'Malley on defense over policing
Baltimore Sun / Posted 19 days ago
— to counter the potential for abuse. He argued Thursday that his successors in Baltimore— Sheila Dixon and current Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — undermined those efforts. "In the late '90s, when we started closing down the open-air drug... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
Local Paralympic Athletes Get A Special Send-Off In Baltimorebe headed to Rio. Just like the Olympians, many of the Paralympians are from B
Local Paralympic Athletes Get A Special Send-Off In Baltimore
CBS Baltimore / Posted 19 days ago
be headed to Rio. Just like the Olympians, many of the Paralympians are from Baltimore and the surrounding area. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake teamed up with the Casey Cares Foundation to give them a special send-off at City Hall... Read more
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