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The Justice Department’s Report On The Baltimore Police Could Foster Change

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The Freddie Gray Case Concludes With No Convictions After The Remaining Charges Are Dropped

The prosecutors dropped charges against Officer William Porter, who was awaiting a retrial after his first ended in a hung jury in December, and Officer Garrett Miller and Sergeant Alicia White, who never went to trial. More »


Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. Was Acquitted For Freddie Gray’s Death, And No One Has Been Held Responsible Yet

On Thursday, Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was acquitted on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office. He was the third of six officers to stand trial, and so far, no one has been convicted for Freddie Gray’s death. Goodson was driving the van Gray was transported in, where it’s believed… More »


Maryland Is Looking To Outlaw The ‘Rough Rides’ Practice That Killed Freddie Gray

Hopefully this legislation will make it all the way through to ensure a fractional increase in police accountability. More »


Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Joins Baltimore Mayoral Race

A civil rights activist who has gained prominence in the Black Lives Matter movement is now throwing his hat in the ring for the mayorship of Baltimore. DeRay Mckesson, 30, the 13th and last candidate in the Democratic primary, filed right before the deadline in what the Baltimore Sun labels “a surprise move.” The Baltimore… More »


Prince Drops Surprise New Album

Prince the legend decided to drop an album bomb on all of us yesterday via Twitter, and it is exciting.

Right in time for the Holidays and the hours of travel involved in that, we have a new amazing album to listen to – the part two of the September release:

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Baltimore State’s Attorney Calls Petition To Reopen Adnan Syed Case “Meritless”

O RLY? More »


Was Jay Wilds The Anonymous Tipster Who Pointed The Police At Adnan Syed?

And was he secretly paid for his assistance and testimony via that $3075 Crime Stoppers reward? More »


Undisclosed Podcasters Uncover Massive Brady Violation That Should All But Guarantee Adnan Syed A New Trial

Last night’s episode of the Undisclosed podcast dropped the biggest bombshell yet about the Adnan Syed case. It involves a Brady violation so blatant that it, at the very least, could very well lead to a new trial. More »


See Disney Princesses Transformed Into Velociraptors (Because Why Not?)

Also, learn about Baltimore’s amazing new health commissioner and an 87-year-old Hungarian woman looking to set a world chess record. More »


Jay Z And Beyoncé Donated Thousands To Meet Baltimore Protester Bail

The Carters stay quietly involved in the Black Lives Matter movement; Notorious RBG tips her hand about gay marriage; in-state tuition is harder to get; new tree-sex drug “flakka” isn’t all that bad — all in Today’s Lady News! More »


Adnan Syed Has Won The Right To Petition Court To Hear Alibi Witness’s Testimony

Asia McClain is that much closer to finally testifying as Adnan Syed’s alibi witness. More »


Solange Debuts “Rise,” A New Song About Baltimore And Ferguson

Many moons have passed since we got new music from Solange, so this smooth, blissed-out jam, “Rise,” is a nice breath of fresh air. She debuted it during a surprise performance in LA earlier this week, though only a short clip is available. It sounds like vintage Solange — a nice combo of her Hadley… More »


Prince Will Hold Rally 4 Peace Concert In Baltimore

“In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.” More »


Soledad O’Brien Tells The Media To Stop Calling Protestors “Thugs”

Bless Soledad O’Brien for having the guts to say to her colleagues in media that their insistence on using the word “thug(s)” to describe protestors (even so-called “violent” ones) is both lazy and problematic. More »


Wanderlust: One Day In Baltimore

On the day of my arrival in Baltimore, a friend tipped me off to an altercation that happened between police and a young Black man at the same junction where Freddie Gray was arrested by officers, before dying in their custody. Fox News reported that the man was shot in the back while running away from police (they… More »


Freddie Gray Protests: Legal Volunteers And Medical Staff Arrested For Defying Curfew

In the wake of the continuing Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore, 50 people were arrested Saturday night for being out on the streets past curfew. The arrests occurred within 10 minutes of the curfew’s cutoff (10PM). Among those 50 people were several legal aids and medical staff who have been on the scene to help… More »


The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree depraved heart murder. The announcement was made this morning by Baltimore state attorney, Marilyn J. Mosby, who said the officers intentionally put the young man… More »


Just Look At This Asshole: Garbage Lawmaker Wants To Kick Baltimore Protestors’ Families Off Of Food Stamps

Oh for crying out loud, people are just gross. Meet Maryland State Delegate Patrick McDonough, who suggested this week on a radio show, that it would be just lovely if the state could kick families who allow their children to protest the murder (yeah, it’s officially homicide now) of Freddie Gray.

Via RawStory:… More »


Breaking News: Criminal Charges Filed Against All 6 Officers In Death Of Freddie Gray

Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that Freddie Gray’s death has been ruled a homicide, that his arrest was illegal, that he was not in possession of a switch blade, that ALL SIX OFFICERS involved in his death have been charged and a warrant has been issued for their arrests.More »


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