Category Archives: Baltimore

Saturday Open Thread

Enjoy your weekend with family and & Friends, Hat tip Rikyrah Baltimore’s Amy Sherald has known for a year that she’s been selected to paint a portrait that could make her career — The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) October 27, 2017

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Monday Open Thread | Amy Sherald Week

Happy Monday, Everyone! This week’s featured artist is Amy Sherald. I was fascinated researching Ms Sherald and her body of work. Amy Sherald (born 1973) is an American painter based in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work started out autobiographical in nature, … Continue reading

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Russians bought ads on facebook targeting black people in Baltimore and Ferguson

Ferguson and Baltimore had gained widespread attention for the large and violent protests over police shootings of black men. The decision to target the ad in those two cities offers the first look at how accounts linked to the Russian … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Justice Department: Baltimore police routinely discriminated against blacks

(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force too often and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being issued Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation … Continue reading

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#KorrynGaines 5 yr old son: Police saw me run & shot me. They hurt my arm

I’m hyperventilating! The cops kicked the door in & opened fire. They saw this child running & they shot him. A 5yr old! Full Video: #KorrynGaines 5yo son's eyewitness account of Baltimore County Police shooting that killed his mother. https://t.co/oEPbiflsD4Continue reading

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Freddie Gray case | Judge to issue verdict in Officer Caesar Goodson trial

A Baltimore judge is expected to issue a verdict in the second-degree murder trial of police Officer Caesar Goodson, Jr. on Thursday morning. Goodson, 46, was the driver of the transport van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal injury … Continue reading

Posted in Baltimore, Criminal Justice, Current Events, Justice for Alfred Wright, Justice for Freddie Gray, News, Open Thread, Police bruality, Police violence, Racial Bias, Racial Profiling, Racism, Verdict Watch | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 91 Comments

Freddie Gray case | State vs Officer Caesar Goodson | Day 8

(Reuters) – Defense lawyers rested their case on Friday in the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged with murder in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray last year, a court spokeswoman said. Closing arguments in the high-profile trial … Continue reading

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