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  • Theory & Practice: Poly's Preseason in Photos

    Theory & Practice: Poly's Preseason in Photos

    Senior forward De'Vondre Perry, who recently committed to temple university, finishes an ab circuit. Theory & Practice Poly's Preseason in Photos Photos and Text By Reginald Thomas II Last season the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute (Poly) men's varsity basketball team went 20-4—undefeated in the...

  • Baltimore's cash bail system traps thousands, propelling the poor deeper into poverty

    Baltimore's cash bail system traps thousands, propelling the poor deeper into poverty

    This article is published in partnership with Washington Monthly. The row house on Cecil Avenue was just like any other in the East Baltimore neighborhood where Rafiq Shaw lives. But one chilly day in December 2015, he had the bad luck to be walking by right as the police were getting ready for...

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  • Democracy In Crisis: Democrats in the Afterlife

    Democracy In Crisis: Democrats in the Afterlife

    As Democrats choose the new chair of the Democratic National Committee this weekend, the worst thing they could do is claim credit for the resignation of former general Michael T. Flynn as national security advisor and the withdrawal of Hardee's honcho Andy Puzder as secretary of labor nominee....

  • Democracy In Crisis: Confirmation Bias

    Democracy In Crisis: Confirmation Bias

    Senators shuffle by the desk on Tuesday to cast their votes on the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as secretary of education, chattering like kids returning from summer break to find that everything has changed. Somehow even the victors seem confused. None of them really expected the world to look...

  • Murder Ink 2/5/17: 6 murders this week, 45 murders this year

    Murder Ink 2/5/17: 6 murders this week, 45 murders this year

    Police shot an 18-year-old man who had a gun this week, and arrested three people on murder charges. The department also reported seizing 11 guns from eight people, including a man who allegedly fired a gun in a dispute over a parking space, and another man who was allegedly seen with the gun inside...

  • Murder Ink 2/8/17: 7 murders this week, 39 murders this year

    Murder Ink 2/8/17: 7 murders this week, 39 murders this year

    Even as the police department announces near-daily gun seizures from convicted felons, the city's rate of murder and violence is peaking, drawing the attention of police and political officials who say their existing plans and policies need time to work. There were 39 murders in the first 37 days...

  • On the tradition of flowers as peaceful resistance

    On the tradition of flowers as peaceful resistance

    She was off to the side on the corner of 13th and I St. NW on Inauguration Day, barely visible as protesters swirled all around her. She extended a yellow flower toward a line of cops. It might have been a begonia or a cheap plastic flower, it was hard to tell. What was clear is that it wasn't...

  • Baltimore City Power Rankings: Protesters, Bake Sale For Buses, Under Armour, and more

    ↑ Protesters Baltimore has, like the rest of the country, kept on Donald Trump with sizable protests and City Paper applauds the protesters who—deep breath—gathered at BWI two Sundays ago 2,000 strong in opposition to "the Muslim ban"; stood outside Ben Cardin's office last Tuesday to tell the...

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