I read the article "Body Cameras" (Mobtown Beat, Nov. 5), and I am disgusted that the camera keeps a rolling 30 seconds of video. This body-cameras tactic is just another tool that white supremacist dictators are using to "watch black folks" in an assumed criminal act.
From his writings, Dr. Manning Marable taught me that American capitalism is preserved by two essential and integral factors: fraud and force.
I am so proud of the Black folks in Ferguson, Missouri, because they are agitators: direct, in-your-face actions to bring about change, racial change, in America.
Kudos to City Paper for Jim Burger's excellent article, "The View from Above: Neil Grauer has worked as a writer and cartoonist for decades . . . and created Hopkins' Blue Jay" (City Folk, Nov. 5), updating readers on Neil's latest artistic endeavors.
The story also referred briefly to Grauer's decade as a News American reporter, a greatly underappreciated part of his legacy with which I am very familiar.
My 1974 criminal trial consisted of five days of pre-trial motions hearings, three and one-half weeks of trial, and two days for post-trial arguments and sentencing, for five weeks of court reporting.
I enjoyed your Baltimore Power Rankings column (Nov. 12), but was surprised that, in the blurb on Larry Hogan, the rain tax was called out as not being a tax. Of course it is not on rain, but impervious surface. I'm not sure what you think it is, a fee? I suppose it could be for homeowners in the city, since it seems to be flat, but elsewhere it is based on lot size or, for commercial property, impervious area. Never mind that your own paper called it a tax ("Stormy Monday," Mobtown Beat, June 4).
In the end it hardly matters what you call it. It is less money in my pocket and more money in the government's.
Justin, you're an amazing meteorologist. I, on behalf of all BCPSS teachers who rely intensely on your super accurate snow day prediction forecasts, thank you for that! But yeah, this speech is super bizarre.
An Oxford comma would have come in handy in the intro to that article.
Who gives a @!#% about an Oxford comma?