| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:30 AM
As a resident of Baltimore, I was pleased to hear that state legislators are demanding an explanation and response from Police Commissioner Anthony Batts regarding the spike in crime and violence in the city ("Senators press Batts on city crime," Feb. 7)....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:49 PM
For years, Baltimore police leaders credited steep reductions in shootings to aggressive policing first in three and eventually four large geographic zones with a history of violence. One zone in East Baltimore stretched more than three miles long....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:43 AM
A recent spate of high-profile crimes in the area around Patterson Park has sparked new and warring commentary over the perennial issues of public safety and inequality in Baltimore.
It started this week with a blog post titled "Baltimore City, You're...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:40 PM
The topic of crime has become so contentious in Southeast Baltimore that Sarah Fox removed herself from her community's Facebook page because she couldn't take the arguing.
Fox feels safe in her home along Patterson Park, but her neighbors have been...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:47 AM
For the final time, the Roland Park Civic League met at the Roland Park Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday in February. Staring March 5, the league's monthly meetings switch permanently to Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
I like attending these meetings. The...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 7:01 PM
For Raymond Kelly, fixing the issue of crime in his Sandtown Winchester neighborhood seems simple enough — make sure police and community leaders are visible.
"Drug dealers on the corner don't want to be seen," the community organizer said. "We...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:10 PM
The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions, the agency said Wednesday.
The new rules were unveiled as the city agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Baltimore police scoured the city this weekend for information about the shooting attack that that left an off-duty city officer in critical condition, an incident Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts described as a "cowardly act of violence."...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 4:42 AM
The man Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts termed "Public Enemy No. 1" Sunday afternoon turned himself in at police headquarters less than an hour later, ending a two-day manhunt following the Friday night shooting of a well-liked sergeant....
| Feb 15, 2014
| 1:26 PM
In the late 1990s, David M. Kennedy came to Baltimore riding high in criminology circles, eager to prove his unorthodox approach — which had reduced gun violence in Boston and Minneapolis — could work in one of America's most dangerous cities....
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:29 PM
The Baltimore Police Department pledged to devote "every resource in the organization" to supporting a detective who claims attempts were made to intimidate him for testifying in a criminal case against other officers, Commissioner Anthony Batts announced...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...