Reid Wiseman’s Twitter account continues to transport us, but the man himself is back on solid ground after completing his mission at the International Space Station.
Like many Marylanders, the Baltimore Police Department made sure they found some time to show off their guns this summer.
Over the last few months, BPD units seized numerous illegal guns from the streets. One of them was pink. Sometimes, drugs and money were also involved. To give the public a better idea of what they’re collecting, BPD posts pictures of these guns to the department’s Twitter account with the hashtags #ASaferBaltimore and #NoMoreViolence. The posts go up year-round, but we’ve particularly been admiring the summer collection. Here’s a few highlights :
Baltimore’s police commissioner, Anthony Batts, took to Twitter yesterday afternoon to do a virtual meet-and-greet with his constituents. A number of interesting things happened, including one that captured the attention of media-watchers nationwide.
Baltimore is a majority-black city, but African-Americans are a minority on the campus of the city’s dominant educational institution, making up a mere 5.45 percent of Johns Hopkins students. And despite the school’s efforts to honor and support minorities on campus, it’s apparently still not the most welcoming place for students of color.
The school’s Black Student Union recently started using the Twitter hashtag #BBJHU to give bite-size examples of instances of rudeness, ignorance, offensiveness and/or general annoyingness that have taken place on campus. Here are a few of the most striking/absurd/frustrating/humorous:
— Reyynolds Wrap (@ReyynoldsWrap) November 21, 2013
When the DJ shouts out every school except Hopkins…at a party in the Glass Pav… #BBJHU
— KCH (@_KChelsi) November 21, 2013
I’m so glad that we cancelled the Grand Prix. What a terrible idea that was! #LearnFromOnesMistakes
— Mayor Rawlings-Blake (@BizarroSRB) August 2, 2013
Have you checked out Bizarro SRB on Twitter? She’s so great! She’s using the $107 million TIF subsidy to rehab vacant properties instead of giving it to Inner Harbor developers, she’s opening meetings to the public because she believes in transparency, and she’s organizing a city-wide composting initiative. She listens to citizens, not rich developers. Oh yeah, and she’s totally fake. (What was your first clue?) I’m not sure who runs the account, but whoever s/he is, s/he is doing a great job of satirizing the current state of city affairs in only 140 characters. Some of the highlights below: