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  • Wandering Eye: Cameras for Baltimore cops?, DHS brain drain, the case against the penny, and more

    Wandering Eye: Cameras for Baltimore cops?, DHS brain drain, the case against the penny, and more
    Alongside a resolution expressing solidarity with the people of Ferguson, Missouri, the Baltimore City Council will see a bill "requiring all polices officers . . . to be personally equipped with digital audio-and-video recording devices," according to the text of the bill, introduced by 13th District City Councilman Warren Branch and Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young. As Luke Broadwater reports in The Sun, last November a consultant recommended the cameras be introduced on a trial basis: "Such a trial in Rialto, California, found that use of the cameras 'drastically reduced' officers' use of force and complaints against police, according to the report. But the cameras also received complaints from citizens and officers over 'privacy concerns,' the report said." Police Commissioner Anthony Batts introduced the technology to his former department in Oakland, California. (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • Murder Ink 8/27/14

    Murder Ink 8/27/14
    Murders  This Week: 8 This Year: 140 There were eight murders last week in Baltimore, plus a fatal hit-and-run vehicle accident and a body found floating in the water, neither of which has been classified as a homicide at this time. On his way to a...

    At last night's forum on youth curfews, few questions and even fewer answers

    At last night's forum on youth curfews, few questions and even fewer answers
    The University of Baltimore Law Center opened its door last night for the second of two community forums on Baltimore's new curfew ordinance that will replace the city's 20-year-old ordinance, doing away with incarceration as a penalty for parents and...

    "Trigger Happy"

    "Trigger Happy"
    On June 30, 2014, the Baltimore City Police Department released a video to celebrate surpassing 50,000 followers on the social media site Twitter. Holding signs reading “50,000,” officers from many of the department’s sections danced and...

    Police Perceptions

    The Baltimore Police Department has a serious complex ("Banned, On the Run," Mobtown Beat, May 14). Justin Fenton is not the reason no one believes a word that they say. The murder of unarmed citizens, Tyrone West and Anthony Anderson, may have more to do...