The death of an East Baltimore man during an arrest has been ruled a homicide, and Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon and his bullhorn have been at the center of rallies calling attention to the issue. His involvement in such a high-profile case is no coincidence — a gifted speaker who has forged unlikely ties with activists such as the Occupy movement, Witherspoon has been increasingly emerging as an omnipresent agitator.
About 50 members of Christopher Brown's family, community and others gathered outside the Baltimore County Courts Building to protest what they believe to be preferential treatment of an off-duty officer charged in the 17-year-old's death.
Eliyahu Werdesheim, the member of the Orthodox Jewish citizens' watch group who was convicted of assaulting a black teenager in Northwest Baltimore, avoided prison and will serve three years probation.
State Delegate Pat McDonough's press release alleging that "black youth mobs terrorize" downtown Baltimore has certainly set off a firestorm of debate. But what about the nature of that discussion particularly as it relates to the matter of race?
Baltimore City Circuit Judge Pamela J. White convicted Eliyahu Werdesheim, one of the two brothers accused of assaulting a teenager in Northwest Baltimore, of false imprisonment and second-degree assault Thursday afternoon.
No matter whose version of events you believe, one thing is clear about the confrontation between the Werdesheim brothers and Corey Ausby: It wouldn't have happened if the brothers had stayed in the car and called the police.
The trial of the Werdesheim brothers who as part of a citizen patrol are accused of assaulting a teenager highlights how there are those who want to take both police and legal matters into their own hands. A case for letting giving the criminal justice system, however imperfect, a chance to work.
After a morning of reluctant, mumbled testimony, 16-year-old Corey Ausby stood in court and spoke clearly for the first time, announcing that he wanted to drop the criminal charges against Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim.
Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teen while guarding their Park Heights neighborhood, withdrew a request to change the court venue Tuesday and elected to move forward with a Baltimore trial by judge, waiving their right to be heard by a jury of their peers.
With Trayvon Martin a household name, two brothers accused of beating a black teen during a citizen's patrol now want their trial delayed or moved. The Sun's Tricia Bishop reports today on efforts to distance the case in Baltimore with the one in Florida.
There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore.
Baltimore's top cop warned Tuesday against "race-baiting" amid rising tensions across the nation, citing the Trayvon Martin case and cautioning that a video generating outrage on the Internet of a tourist being beaten and stripped in downtown Baltimore does not appear to depict a hate crime.