After the Baltimore City Council voted to confirm Kevin Davis as commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department on Monday night, protesters briefly disrupted the proceedings before converging with other protesters in a waiting area outside the council chambers, chanting, "Back up, back up, we want freedom, freedom! All these racist ass cops, we don't need 'em, need 'em."
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young has closed the balcony above council chambers in City Hall, just days after protesters disrupted a City Council hearing on the appointment of Kevin Davis as the city's police commissioner and staged an overnight sit-in from the space.
Protests continued outside City Hall Thursday, just hours after Baltimore police arrested 16 people who occupied City Hall overnight after a City Council committee approved the permanent appointment of interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Wednesday.
After moving to Laurel in 1997, Mansoor Zia, 62, is ready to bring his vast expertise to city council as he runs for a seat in Ward 2, joining incumbent council members Donna Crary and Frederick Smalls.
After years of discussion over everything from typos to the definition of a family, some have started a campaign to pressure the City Council to bring the first major rewrite of the city's zoning code in decades to a vote.
It's tough to be from Baltimore. Here are five ideas we hope can push us closer to being a city on the hill: Employ fewer council people, tear down vacant homes at a Detroit-like pace, offer property tax reductions every year without fail; build a new arena and expand the convention center; say no to aggressive panhandling.
A City Council committee on Tuesday declined to approve hundreds of millions of dollars for Baltimore's schools, saying education officials had misled them to believe layoffs would be limited to central office staff — then sent pink slips to 59 school-based employees.
Barbara A. Mikulski, a 4-foot-11 Highlandtown activist, fought a highway that threatened southeast Baltimore. She broke into politics when women on Baltimore's City Council were still called girls — and rose to become a U.S. Senator, a leader of the Appropriates Committee and the longer serving woman in Congress.
Members of the Baltimore City Council are taking aim at the mayor's power. The moves come amid growing acrimony at City Hall after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed two bills that passed the council overwhelmingly.
Baltimore's City Council moved to ban plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and big-box retailers Monday, unexpectedly trashing a proposal to charge a 5-cent fee for the bags to discourage their use.
Citing "disturbing reports of police misconduct," City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young asked Department of Justice today to conduct a full review of the Baltimore Police Department's polices, procedures and practices. Baltimore police brutality