Tag: gun violence

Santelises praises students for ‘showing us the path’ with walkouts

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Across the country today, students participated in a walkout to protest gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

Here in Baltimore, students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore City College, Hampstead Hill Academy, City Neighbors Charter School and Excel Academy were just some of the schools to participate. And the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Twitter account eagerly retweeted dispatches from the protest and offered their support.

Baltimore Has Recorded Zero Murders Over the Last 10 Days (and Counting)

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For the first time in years, Baltimore has gone more than 10 days without recording a single homicide.

Baltimore’s Third Ceasefire Weekend Ended with Zero Murders

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Building on last year’s momentum, the third Baltimore Ceasefire, held this past weekend, was a resounding success, with zero killings around the city for 72 hours and good vibes at a slew of neighborhood events held around the city.

Bucking Year-long Trend, Baltimore Just Went Nearly a Week Without a Homicide


While you weren’t looking last week, Baltimore was enjoying a much-needed respite from its numbing homicide streak.

Baltimore Ceasefire Returns, Appealing for Non-Violence and Human Connection

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While the slogan of Baltimore Ceasefire is fairly direct – “Nobody Kill Anybody” – there’s far more to a coordinated non-violence campaign than statistics, says Baltimore Ceasefire co-organizer, Erickka Bridgeford.

Unlicensed Cab Driver Shoots, Robs Customer in Druid Hill Park Just Before ‘Ceasefire’ Begins

Druid Lake Reservoir.

In case you haven’t heard, Baltimore is now in the middle of a 72-hour spell of no shooting, no killing. Last night, a “hack” cab driver shot one of his customers in the city limits, cutting it real close to the start of the three-day anti-gun violence event.

Police: Suspect Charged in Murder of Warren Brown’s Stepson; Local Rapper in Critical Condition After Stabbing

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Police have charged a man seen in a July 1 surveillance video fatally shooting Cody Young, stepson to well-known Baltimore defense attorney Warren Brown.

Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

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A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

City Police Put Officers, Detectives on Mandatory 12-Hour Patrols After 12 People Shot, 6 Killed in 24 Hours

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A spate of shootings that Police Commissioner Kevin Davis described today as “an unconscionable amount of violence” unfolded in the last 24 hours around Baltimore, leading the department to ramp up patrols with 12-hour minimum shifts for officers and detectives.