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BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s mayor fired the troubled city’s police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicides in the weeks after an unarmed black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his service — and praised the job he […]

Murders are on the rise in Baltimore and arrests by police are down. One possible reason: Cops are making fewer arrests, part of a deliberate work slowdown after six police officers were arrested for Freddie Gray, Jr.’s  death in police custody. In May, Baltimore experienced 43 murders, the deadliest month in the city in 40 […]

An early estimate of the damage done in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray — the 25-year-old man who died in police custody in…

    In the wake of Freddie Gray, Jr.’s controversial death in a police van, Baltimore City erupted in protests, some of which turned violent. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was on the frontlines during the unrest and she was criticized for her leadership in handling the situation. Since charges have been filed against six cops in […]

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is getting tough on criminals, even if the offenders are wearing badges and dressed in blue: She is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the city’s embattled police department to determine if there has been a pattern of misconduct, particularly when cops patrol Black  neighborhoods. It’s the right decision. […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city’s beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said even though complaints of excessive force and lawsuits alleging misconduct are down over the last few years, “we all know that Baltimore continues […]

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Six days after riots sparked by Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore’s mayor lifted a citywide curfew Sunday and faith leaders called for continued activism until justice is achieved. A jubilant crowd of several hundred prayed and sang civil-rights anthems at a City Hall rally. Sunday’s peaceful gathering came two days after the city’s […]

T.I. believes that he’s pinpointed the source of rampant police brutality against people of color. When the rapper spoke on CNN, he told Don Lemon…