Tag Archives: baltimore

July 9, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Fires Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

As of Wednesday, police said there had been 155 homicides this year, a 48% increase from the comparable period last year. May’s 42 homicides were the most in a month in 25 years. Nonfatal shootings were up 86%, with 303 so far this year.

I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know it was this bad.

May 4, 2015

Read this article on Freddie Gray’s funeral and thought Bill Murphy looked familiar. Turns out he played himself in an episode of The Wire.

Turns out that show was—and still is—tragically accurate in many respects.

May 1, 2015

Prosecutors Charge 6 Baltimore Officers in Freddie Gray Death

The state’s attorney for Baltimore, Marilyn J. Mosby, filed the charges almost as soon as she received a medical examiner’s report Friday that ruled Mr. Gray’s death a homicide, and a day after the police concluded their initial investigation and handed her their findings. Officials had cautioned that it could take considerable time for her office to complete its own investigation and decide whether to prosecute.