Mayor Catherine Pugh’s office is taking pitches from nonprofits to operate three new sites for Safe Streets, the city’s community-based violence-prevention program.
Mayor Catherine Pugh said the recent spell of zero homicides for 12 days—broken on Tuesday by two murders in Northeast Baltimore—can be attributed to the efforts of the Baltimore Ceasefire campaign and crime-fighting initiatives from Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa.
Sometimes an event prompts you to look at your life and goals through new eyes. In the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death, Shantay Guy found herself driving with her son through an intersection near Druid Hill Park during a heated conflict between police and youth. At one point, an object hit the side of her truck.
“A flurry of emotions enveloped me—fear, anger, frustration,” recalls Guy, who grew up not far from where Gray lived. Her reaction quickly turned to understanding. While an active volunteer, Guy, then a technology project manager for T. Rowe Price, realized she wasn’t doing enough to help heal the deep divides in her city.
Two state legislators in Harford County are proposing a statewide gun policy change that would allow pastors to let parishioners bring concealed handguns to church.
Baltimore’s northwesterly neighbors have deemed the city safe enough once again for their students to visit for field trips.
With no signs of violence slowing in Baltimore at the end of 2017, Maryland’s governor plans to send in U.S. Marshals, state troopers and probation and parole officers to assist city law enforcement, and to ramp up demolition of vacant properties in crime-riddled areas, among other strategies.
A number of Fells Point bars and retailers are turning in early for Halloween, with owners foreseeing some of the same chaos that’s tarnished the neighborhood’s Oct. 31 festivities in recent years.
Unchecked violent crime in 2017 has now claimed the lives of 238 242 people in Baltimore. The most recent victim was the grandson of a prominent local delegate.
In a city with 235 murders and counting this year, an attempt at one weekend without any shootings simply isn’t enough.
Ivan Bates is expected to announce tomorrow morning that he’ll be challenging incumbent Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for her seat as the city’s top prosecutor in 2018.