Baltimore

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Department of Justice, Baltimore Officials Reach Deal on Proposed Police Reforms

The city's public spending board approved the consent decree, which now requires a U.S. District Court judge's confirmation.

Activists Sue FBI, DHS for Movement for Black Lives Surveillance Info

Color Of Change’s Brandi Collins “It is clear the Department of Homeland Security and FBI are continuing their disturbing legacy of employing secretive surveillance tactics with murky legal parameters to chill The Movement for Black Lives.”

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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

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READ: Marilyn Mosby Discusses Freddie Gray Trial, Black Lives Matter in New Interview

A new article from The New York Times Magazine investigates the forces that Mosby says stopped her from successfully prosecuting the officers implicated in Freddie Gray's death.

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UPDATE: Baltimore Ends Contract With Attorney After Revelation of White Supremacist Ties

Glen Keith Allen said that he distanced himself from White supremacist organization National Alliance. The Southern Poverty Law Center just published records that show he donated to the group in 2003.

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Advocacy Orgs File Complaint Over Baltimore PD's Phone-Tracking Technology

The complaint says the department disproportionately uses "stingray" technology, which allows police to track the location of cell phones.

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DOJ: Baltimore Police Department Systemically Discriminates Against Black Citizens

“BPD … uses enforcement strategies that unlawfully subject African Americans to disproportionate rates of stops, searches and arrests.”

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STUDY: Police Body Cameras in Danger of Being Used as 'Instruments of Injustice'

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights examined body-worn camera policies in 50 municipalities. It was not impressed.

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Arresting Development

How law enforcement uses mass arrests, high bail, conditional plea deals and serious felony charges to suppress local organizing.

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Charges Dropped Against 3 Remaining Officers Involved in Freddie Gray's Death

It looks like no Baltimore officers will be held accountable for Gray's death following his time in police custody.

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Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Remaining Freddie Gray Charges

Lt. Brian Rice’s trial is set to begin on June 7.

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Baltimore's New Police Use of Force Policy Goes Into Effect Today

ACLU of Maryland attorney David Rocah says it still has “significant problems.”

READ: A Brilliant Breakdown of Baltimore's Segregation

The new issue of Baltimore City Paper paints the picture of Baltimore's deep and multifaceted segregation. 

A blue, black, white, red and yellow mural is painted on a brick wall; it features Freddie Gray's name, date of birth and date of death

Remaining Freddie Gray Cops File Motions to Dismiss Their Cases

The officers allege that the prosecution encouraged false testimony and violated their right to due process.

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DeRay Mckesson Appointed to Interm Position With Baltimore's Public Schools

The activist and Campaign Zero co-founder recently lost a bid to serve as mayor of his hometown.

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Baltimore Cop Who Drove Freddie Gray's Transport Van Acquitted of All Charges

Caesar Goodson Jr. faced the most severe charges—including murder—of all the officers indicted for Freddie Gray's death.

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Freddie Gray Murder Trial Begins for Officer Caesar Goodson

He is the only officer charged with murder for Gray’s death.

Two Officers Charged in Freddie Gray's Death Sue for Defamation

Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter are going after Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Judge Finds Officer Edward Nero Not Guilty in Second Freddie Gray Trial

He was acquitted on charges on reckless endangerment, second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

Baltimore Police Shoot 14-Year-Old Carrying BB Gun

The non-fatal shooting happened on the one-year anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising.