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Chariot Festival brings Indian food and culture to the Inner Harbor

May 28

I am salivating as I write this thinking about all the pakora, naan, curry, tikka masala, kabobs, biryani, and other Indian grub I’m gonna stuff myself with this Sunday. But the annual Chariot Festival held at the Inner Harbor is more than just a feast for the belly.

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A false statement on an immigration form leads to war crimes allegations for former Hopkins mail room worker

Jose Ortiz Morales has led a very quiet life since crossing into the Texas illegally in 1988.

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Democracy In Crisis Episode 17: Hannah Arendt in the Age of Trump
Rep. Elijah Cummings wants to know all about Baltimore's use of facial recognition technology

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has quietly asked 10 cities, including Baltimore, to send him all documents relating to the use of facial recognition equipment in their jurisdictions. 

"The large scale recording, retention, and use of biometric information by law enforcement raises serious privacy concerns and may implicate the Fourth Amendment," the letter, which is dated May 17 and signed by

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Akil Hamm, newly approved as Baltimore City Schools Police Chief, says he is committed to police reform

Baltimore City Schools’ police force has a permanent chief. That’s after the Board of School Commissioners approved Chief Akil Hamm, who had been serving as acting chief since last March, Tuesday night.

“Chief Hamm understands the importance of building and strengthening positive relationships between police and our young people,” said Chief Executive Officer Sonja Santelises via a statement.

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In This Week's City Paper: An investigation on the death of Tyree Woodson, JPEGMAFIA interviews Willie D, more

Our cover story this week is a long investigation into the death of Tyree Woodson, a man police say killed himself in a bathroom stall at the Southwestern District precinct. Woodson's mother and girlfriend raise questions about how police detained Woodson, and a look at some of the details of the case raises questions about how police investigate themselves.

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