They gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning and tossed leavened leftovers into more than two dozen incinerating barrels, burning to a crisp everything from slices of pizza to boxes of Cheerios to dry grains.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts will meet with members of the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community this month to answer questions, address concerns and share progress that has been made within the department in the last year.
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, called for the head of AIG to resign over comments he made comparing outrage over executive bonuses to lynchings that took place in the South.
Making good on a promise by Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts following the severe beating of a gay East Baltimore man late last year, the city's police force has created a special council of community leaders to help it improve its relations with the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community -- and its own gay officers.
Kenni Shaw was randomly beaten by five men on Christmas night in Baltimore. He believes the attack was a hate crime, that he was attacked simply for being gay. Police are investigating and trying to determine a motive.
A New Year's Day blaze that caused extensive damage to a Brooklyn Park house and was accompanied by racial and sexually oriented slurs painted on the home's exterior was arson, according to the Anne Arundel County fire department.
The 23-year-old transgendered woman whose videotaped beating in a Rosedale McDonald's went viral over the Internet is facing a disorderly conduct charge after an argument with a police officer in Baltimore County.
Regardless of whether the attack on a transgender woman in a Rosedale McDonald's is classified as a hate crime, the community needs to make it clear that bigotry on the basis of sexual identity will not be tolerated.