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BALTIMORE (AP) — As Latoya Peoples painted a mural with high school-age students Monday in Baltimore, she was determined not to let President Donald Trump’s recent tweets about the city “sink in too much.” Peoples was in Sandtown-Winchester, the West Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray grew up years before his death in police custody in […]

Juan Grant has died following a West Baltimore shooting over the weekend. Grant, a close family friend of Freddie Gray’s and activist following Gray’s death from injuries suffered in police custody in 2015, was driving back to his grandmother’s home on Westwood Avenue Saturday evening when his car collided with a dirt bike on the […]

BALTIMORE (AP) — On the streets of Baltimore, it’s tough to find confidence that a police shield and city-issued dark blue uniform promises integrity and competence. With Maryland’s biggest city already under court oversight to address longstanding patterns of unconstitutional policing, particularly in predominantly African-American communities, a specialized gun-recovery unit made up of rogue detectives […]

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fellow police officers are testifying at a disciplinary hearing for a Baltimore police van driver. The hearing is expected to continue Wednesday for Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which 25-year-old Freddie Gray suffered a fatal injury after being arrested in April 2015. The police department is seeking to fire […]

It’s no secret that with the election of Trump, white supremacy and racially-motivated hate crimes/actions are at an all-time high, which also now includes Halloween costumes. In the latest case of “our pain is their entertainment,” a group of white students decided to mock Freddie Gray’s death by wearing a ridiculously offensive Halloween costume. https://twitter.com/theGrio/status/925371977723936768 […]

Students and alumni of several Baltimore-area schools have sparked outrage over their choice of racially charged Halloween costumes, including one of Freddie Gray, the African American man who was placed in the back of a police transport van during what a state prosecutor later deemed was an illegal arrest. Gray died from a serious spinal […]

BALTIMORE (AP) — A police disciplinary board is hearing the case of a Baltimore police van driver acquitted of murder last year in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose neck snapped during his trip to the station. The hearing of Officer Caesar Goodson’s case enters its second day on Tuesday with […]

The city of Baltimore hasn’t been the same since the death of Freddie Gray. On April 12, 2015, the 25-year-old died of a spinal cord injury while in police custody. Since then the city has fought to keep their head above the water. Actress Sonja Sohn from the show The Wire has directed an intense documentary […]

Two Baltimore police officers only accepted “minor disciplinary action” for their involvement in Freddie Gray's fatal arrest in 2015 to avoid departmental trial boards.

According to the Associated Press, the United States Department of Justice will not charge the 6 officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Charges were brought against the officers by state prosecutors when Gary’s neck was broken while riding in a police transport vehicle in April of 2015. At the time Grey […]

According to the Associated Press, the United States Department of Justice will not charge the 6 officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Charges were brought against the officers by state prosecutors when Gary’s neck was broken while riding in a police transport vehicle in April of 2015. At the time Grey […]

One of the most difficult aspects of my job is that so many of you keep informed about incidents of injustice in America that I sincerely struggle to keep up. I write at least one story a day about injustice in America, but that barely scratches the surface of how bad things truly are. I’m […]