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  • Best Attempt to Usurp Local Media

    50,000 Twitter followers is a pretty big fan base, so the Baltimore Police Department’s Public Information Section had every reason to crow a little when they crossed that threshold last spring. They crowed a lot, releasing a three-minute video featuring cops—including some under a giant “homicide” banner—holding signs and dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit ‘Happy.’ It was a completely cute and apparently innocuous bit of self-promotion. And it was a huge success, garnering 100,000 hits by its second week on YouTube. But the ‘Happy’ video was, along with the department’s temporary freeze-out of tenacious Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton, another sign of a shift in the department’s media strategy: Get your news direct from the source; skip all that tiresome questioning and checking of the police department’s account of the matter that might clutter up or complicate the version you might see in the newspaper or on the TV news. To get that message across better they should have used Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy.’
  • Baltimore Police say we can't know which cops fired what shots, ever, ever

    Baltimore Police say we can't know which cops fired what shots, ever, ever
    The Baltimore Police Department has denied City Paper's request to see records of police use of firearms, citing the provision of the law that exempts personnel records.  "The Firearms Discharge report is a part of the internal investigation conducted...

    What are Schools Doing to Prevent Assault?

    What are Schools Doing to Prevent Assault?
    “Nearly 1 in 5 women have reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives,” according to the Center for Disease Control. The freshman fall semester, or first 90 days of a student being at school, proves to be the most dangerous time for...

    Shot and Seized

    Shot and Seized
    Baltimore media erupted with coverage of a police-involved shooting in West Baltimore on April 22, 2013 that left one man dead and two injured. The two men who survived the cops’ barrage of bullets—23-year-olds Guy Jackson and Rickey Dixon&...

    State's Attorney accused of conflict of interest

    State's Attorney accused of conflict of interest
    Janice Bledsoe says she was completely surprised when Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein told her on the morning of August 6, 2012, that she had five minutes to decide whether to resign or be fired. "Gregg and I used to joke all the time," the...