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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.)
  • Best Dance Party

    Best Dance Party
    This dance party held at The Crown and put together by Abdu Ali and writer (and City Paper contributor) Lawrence Burney is like a glimpse into the future, overloading your senses every two months with super cool out-of-town acts like Junglepussy and B L A...

    Best Exploitation of a Surname

    Trading on name recognition, legitimately or otherwise, is the oldest and most reliable tactic in the electoral playbook. Locally (for example), candidates named Curran, Conway, and Mitchell have always enjoyed a head start, even though they don’t...

    Best Collaboration

    In interviews, many of the city’s musicians talk about how tight the scene is. And you know it’s not bullshit when you see them making guest appearances on each other’s records and touring together. There was no better evidence of that...

    Sing it properly and in full, or F.S. Key very arguably would want you jailed

    Sing it properly and in full, or F.S. Key very arguably would want you jailed
    It’s official enough. “The resolution will be able to be passed tonight,” First District Councilman Jim Kraft told his colleagues. “It will be able to go with the Star-Spangled Celebration.”  And so it was that the city...