At the very moment that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis were gathered in west Baltimore, near Mondawmin Mall speaking about healingon the anniversary of the riots, police in east Baltimore were chasing a 14-year-old with a realistic-looking BB gun who, after refusing to drop it, was shot in the shoulder and leg.
But certainly voters in Baltimore — they are, after all, the citizens who care most about what happens here — felt the weight of the anniversary of a heartbreaking day in their city's history as they headed to the polls.
Gov. Larry Hogan plans to sign legislation Tuesday that would launch a program under which ninth-grade students could obtain a high school diploma and associate's degree in six years, and be on track to land a high-tech job.
As a crowd of several hundred local residents, clergy members, politicians, police and media convened at the corner of Pennsylvania and North avenues in West Baltimore on Sunday for a "Unity March" in remembrance of Freddie Gray, two themes quickly emerged — hope and politics.
One tumultuous year has passed since anger over the death of Freddie Gray from spinal injuries suffered in police custody erupted into rioting. During that time, a virtual microscope has been trained on Baltimore in search of the larger meaning of that day: April 27, 2015.
I lost a lot of respect for the national media, while I gained some for local TV. I came to realize there are news outlets so ideologically oriented they might be beyond redemption. I still value — more than anything else — presenting audiences with factual information, but I am no longer sure that doing so is doing enough. One year after the death of Freddie Gray, these are some of the things I learned from the countless hours of coverage I watched.
The Rev. Jamal H. Bryant is calling for as many people as possible to descend on West Baltimore on April 24 for a peaceful march to mark the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray's death and the subsequent unrest.
What most don't know outside Indiana's locker room and coach Tom Crean's small circle of friends and family — including a couple of football coaches named Harbaugh — is how a trip to Baltimore last fall played into Indiana's surprising season.
After a year of record-breaking violence in Baltimore and nationwide debate about policing, the city's most prominent mayoral candidates are pledging to balance safety in the streets and police accountability.
Despite law enforcement promises to hold rioters accountable, relatively few have been prosecuted. Of the roughly 550 people arrested during the uprising in late April and early May, fewer than 100 were charged with any kind of significant crime according to a Sun analysis of police and online court records, and most of them either had their cases dropped or shelved, or they were given minor suspended sentences.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis believes that the city has "stabilized" since recording its deadliest year on record in 2015, and hopes it will continue to improve through increased community support in getting violent criminals off the streets.
Harford County school officials lifted the suspension on travel to Baltimore City Monday, saying they had new information from law enforcement officials and that trials of police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray had been postponed.
Attorneys for Baltimore Police Officer Edward M. Nero have asked the court to throw out the second-degree assault charge against him in the arrest of Freddie Gray, alleging prosecutors have failed to outline actions by Nero that constitute the crime.
Prominent Baltimore attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy Jr. — who recently won a $6.4 million settlement for the family of Freddie Gray — has brought a federal class-action lawsuit against state and local officials in Flint, Michigan over the contamination of the city's drinking water.
Calling Baltimore's abandoned rowhouses "hotbeds for crime," Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced a nearly $700 million plan to tear down thousands of vacant buildings and replace them with new developments — a level of investment in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods some say is unprecedented.
From the death of Freddie Gray last year in Baltimore to the takeover of a federal building this week in Oregon, the language used in media to describe news events often becomes as controversial as the facts of what happened.
Maryland Senate candidate Donna Edwards took aim at the media on Monday for what she described as a willingness to label the rioters in Baltimore as "thugs" but the anti-government ranchers who have taken over a federal building in Oregon as "occupiers."
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis recently rearranged his department's command structure in part to address anticipated protests around the downtown trials of six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death.
Many of Baltimore's closed-circuit television cameras are storing data normally for the first time in more than seven months, after city officials completed a vast transfer of footage from Freddie Gray's arrest and the subsequent unrest.
The second-degree murder trial of Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr. in the death of Freddie Gray will begin with pre-trial motions on Jan. 6, but jury selection will not begin until Jan. 11, court officials said Monday.
Nearly eight months after a mostly young crowd of students clashed with Baltimore police near the Mondawmin metro station — setting off tensions that quickly escalated into rioting, looting and arson — city prosecutors are still conducting investigations into individuals captured on surveillance footage from the scene.
Baltimore's government plans to pay surrounding counties about $1.8 million for their help during the protests and rioting that occurred in April and May after the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody.
In the days leading up to the announcement of a verdict in the Officer William Porter trial, headlines declared a city "on edge." Out-of-town police, complete with armored trucks and riot gear, milled about Druid Hill Park in preparation. Residents feared a repeat of April's violence while activists anticipated a swift crackdown on their first amendment rights.