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State agency improperly collects millions from developmentally disabled, declines to offer refunds

A state agency improperly collected more than $4 million from its disabled clients and then decided it would be too expensive to figure out how to refund the money. 

That's just one finding in a state legislative audit of the Developmental Disabilities Administration of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released yesterday. 

The agency oversees the care of about 25,000 people with

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Baltimore police release body camera footage from Friday's police shooting

The Baltimore police this afternoon released body camera footage from Friday morning's shooting at Greenmount Avenue and 33rd Street where police officers Gary Brown and Supreme Jones shot a man who was armed with two knives.

"With transparency comes responsibility," Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

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If I Ruled The World: 300 Gangstas offer turkey, community, and old-school rap to Monument Street

"Do you believe in metaphysics and astral energy and all that?" Aaron Sims, in his early 20s and from West Baltimore, asks the few dozen Baltimoreans in line in front of T&M All In One store on Monument Street. They're here the day before Thanksgiving for the 300 Gangstas Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway.

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Rally for man shot by police stopped for medical emergency, baby dies

A rally organized by the People's Power Assembly (PPA), the West Coalition, and other activist groups for the man shot by Baltimore police yesterday quickly came to a halt when the baby of one of those attending the rally stopped breathing. Despite efforts of police, EMT, and concerned activists, the one-month old died at the hospital.

Around 2 p.m., 20 or so activists gathered at 33rd St.

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Police shoot a man in Waverly, residents react with frustration, speculation

A man was shot by police this morning near 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue, while downtown, activists staged a sit-in at the Wells Fargo building downtown in opposition to the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

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In solidarity with Standing Rock, a sit-in at Wells Fargo building downtown

While many Baltimoreans were nursing turkey hangovers at home or out stalking the malls for Black Friday deals, an elderly man was being rushed to the hospital after he was shot by police this morning near 33rd Street and Greenmount Avenue while downtown, activists staged a sit-in at the Wells Fargo Bank, in solidarity with Standing Rock.

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