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  • City Council members seek body cameras for police

    City Council members seek body cameras for police
    Two influential City Council members introduced legislation Monday that would require every Baltimore police officer to wear a body camera within a year — a move they argue would cut down on police brutality in the aftermath of several high-profile misconduct allegations.
  • Jury awards $2.1 million in lead paint suit

    Jury awards $2.1 million in lead paint suit
    A Baltimore jury has awarded nearly $2.1 million to a 17-year-old city youth who was allegedly poisoned by lead paint in the 1990s when he was a toddler in an East Baltimore rental home. The judgment against Elliot Dackman and the estates of Sandra and...

    City Council approves tax credits for homeowners who move but stay in Baltimore

    City Council approves tax credits for homeowners who move but stay in Baltimore
    The City Council gave final approval Monday to a plan to offer up to $5,000 in tax credits to homeowners who move to new homes but choose to remain in the city. The Resident Retention Tax Credits — which will were approved unanimously by the...

    'Gotham' a prime-time call to comic-book culture

    'Gotham' a prime-time call to comic-book culture
    If it’s true that a society is known by its most popular artifacts, we are becoming a culture of comic books and games. Our biggest film and TV characters are based on comic book super heroes and villains, while our real life heroes are...

    The challenge of stopping do-it-yourself jihadism [Commentary]

    The challenge of stopping do-it-yourself jihadism [Commentary]
    On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australia's attorney general said that the massive raid, the...