Robert W. Curran

Fine line between firebrand and gadfly

Our view: City councilman must learn to be a little more constructive and a little less outrageous if he truly wants to promote social justice in Baltimore

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis this week called “outrageous” City Councilman Ryan Dorsey’s sharp criticism of his officers, and we are inclined to agree. On a recent Facebook posting concerning a City Paper article reporting on current negotiations between the city and the police union, the councilman described city police who live outside Baltimore as a “siphon” of tax dollars and then suggested officers “beat, abuse, and kill the people who actually live...