- Watching his city in flames during the riots of April 27, 2015, was “heartbreaking,” for community organizer Ray Kelly, who says he tried to calm folks down as he stood between demonstrators and police, cobblestones flying overhead.
- The Baltimore Police Department has rolled out mobile metro units to help assist in patrolling city streets. The unit has been credited with helping reduce violence in the city.
- Last year, a federal judge approved a consent decree between the city of Baltimore and the U.S. Department of Justice, mandating sweeping police reforms. Here’s a what you need to know about the consent decree.
- Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, economic, educational and health outcomes for blacks are little improved compared to whites. But our attitudes have changed, and that's a start.
- More than 1,000 stores and businesses were torched, damaged, looted or destroyed. Fifty years later, the singularity of what happened in the days after the assassination of the civil rights leader remains.
- A Baltimore jury has awarded $130,000 to protester Myreq Williams, whose arm was broken by police during the riots after the death of Freddie Gray.
- A jury awarded $75,000 Wednesday to Larry Lomax, the 26-year-old who was doused with a spray canister and yanked down by two Baltimore police officers.
- Every few years — usually when violent crime is rising — the mayor of Baltimore fires the police commissioner.
- Analysts say hundreds of Facebook ads targeted at users in Maryland in the months following the city’s riots in 2015 might have been a dry run for the broader, national Russian social media campaign that followed.
- A social media advertisement targeted at Baltimore in the months following the 2015 riots was likely part of a broader effort by Russia to sow discontent.
- Freddie Gray's family is “devastated and disappointed” in the U.S. Department of Justice decision not to file criminal civil rights charges against the six officers involved in his fatal 2015 arrest.
- The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against Baltimore police officers in connection with the arrest and death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, according to sources.
- With her overnight strike against Baltimore's four Confederate monuments, Mayor Catherine Pugh helps switch the city's narrative from crime-ridden to decisive - however temporarily.
- Recent upgrades to the Western District police station in Baltimore are all part of a $4.5 million renovation of the building unveiled Wednesday by city officials, top police brass, community leaders and the various nonprofit and business executives who made the work possible through a generous public-private partnership.
- A 700-page complaint filed this week included accounts from property owners and store employees during the rioting in Baltimore on April 27
- Dozens of Baltimore business owners are suing city officials, including the police department and former Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, for mishandling the city's response to the rioting in 2015.
- Ben Jealous, the former president of the NAACP, will announce his candidacy for governor Wednesday outside a cousin's West Baltimore flower shop.
- Former state Del. Jill P. Carter has taken over Baltimore's Office of Civil Rights at a pivotal moment. With city police now under a federal consent decree mandating reform and amid widespread attention on Baltimore's long-festering problems, she sees an opportunity to finally bring about the change her father fought so hard for.
- Baltimore is accepting applications online from prospective members of a panel designed to provide community oversight of the city police department, as mandated under the city's federal consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Two years after Freddie Gray died from injuries suffered in Baltimore police custody, two investigations into the circumstances surrounding his arrest remain
A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other official
- East Baltimore residents remember when the Broadway East neighborhood was thriving — full of families and businesses, children and shops — before an exodus began after the riots of 1968.
- A new book claims two honor roll teens from Freddie Gray's neighborhood masterminded the April 2015 looting of pharmacies across Baltimore, then created an "Uber-like" encrypted delivery app to spread the drugs throughout the country in partnership with the Black Guerrilla Family, the hacktivist collective Anonymous, and El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel.
In one of her first acts on the job in 2015, U.S. Attorney General
Loretta Lynchcalled for an end toIn his inaugural address Friday, President Donald Trump described a nation in crisis by calling out family poverty, lost jobs, poor education and "the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential."Despite the city's persistently high crime rate, Rawlings-Blake argues she's leaving Baltimore in better shape than when she took over — especially financially.For the past 18 months, her co-defendants either went to trial or were called to the stand to testify while Alicia White awaited her own trial. Out of public view, White spent much of the time grappling with crippling anxiety, and at one point was rushed to a hospital. The stress led her and her fiance to call off their engagement, and she spent months unemployed. Then, in July, all charges were dropped. Now, White is speaking publicly for the first time as she begins the process of clearing herThe City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping rewrite of Baltimore's zoning rules affecting everything from fraternities to urban farms — but not before a bitter dispute erupted inside the council's chambers over liquor stores.In 1999, Dana Cowan was a resident of the Gilmor Homes public housing community, working a job that had irregular hours and wasn't enough to support her two children.The spike in homicides seen in cities across the country last year — verified Monday with fresh FBI data — remains a daily reality in Baltimore, where killings remain at a near-record pace.Baltimore spent a total of $2.54 million on police riot gear between the spring and summer of 2015, according to police purchase orders released under a Maryland Public Information Act request..Visit any barbershop or hair salon in Baltimore on any given day, and chances are some of the war stories discussed by community folks just might amaze you. At the very least, I daresay they will sicken you. Whether they're young or old, blue collar or professional or live on the East side or the West side, African-Americans in Baltimore just cannot seem to escape ominous encounters with police.Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray Wednesday, meaning none of the six police charged by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby were convicted.U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch used an address in Baltimore on Monday to stress the need for Washington to work with local officials on youth violence and gangs, particularly in cities that are still wrestling with those problems despite a national reduction in crime.The disturbing revelation by The Baltimore Sun this weekend that Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby or one of her prosecutors may have used a misleading summary of evidence to persuade a grand jury to indict the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray demands a formal investigation.A 20-year-old man who was seen in widely circulated photos of squirting lighter fluid on a pile of propane cylinders during the rioting in Baltimore last April was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday.The news that the sole Baltimore police officer facing a murder charge in Freddie Gray's death had been acquitted on all charges was met with disappointment and resignation in West Baltimore, where Gray grew up and died.Baltimore police and city leaders say they are prepared for any protests or demonstrations that might arise Thursday after a verdict is announced in the murder trial of Officer Caesar Goodson Jr.At every murder trial, the victim's body is part of the evidence, but with Freddie Gray's death and the ensuing trials scrutinizing the actions of six BaltimoreThe doctor who performed Freddie Gray's autopsy defended in court Friday her conclusion that his death was "no accident" but a homicide -- a finding that helped