Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Chief Batts Take a Stroll on the Westside
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Police Commissioner designee Dr. Anthony Batts joined residents of the Bridgeview Greenlawn Neighborhood Improvement Association on a COP Walk in their community this evening.
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Community Outraged at Police-Involved Shootings; Police Say Still Under Investigation :: The Case of David Yim
J. Wyndal Gordon, affectionately known as the “Warrior Lawyer”, told BMORENEWS, “The man was shot in the stomach.” He continued, “I think it’s despicable – what happened to him. There is a pandemic of police-involved shootings. It’s totally out of control at this point. It’s not going to stop unless we take direct court action and lobby our legislators to do something about it on a state and federal level because this is simply out of control. He added, “The root of the problem is a lack of accountability through all facets of the judicial system.” Read in Full >>
Guest Editorial: The Illusion of Public Safety vs. Civil Liberties
Like anyone, I want my son to live in a safe city, but not at the expense of his human rights and civil liberties. Currently, we are working on two cases: one dealing with a disabled man shot by the Baltimore City Police Department, and the second concerning a group of East Baltimore demonstrators attacked by the police. In the first situation, outraged bystanders were warned by officers on the scene to stop acting like, guess what, "animals". Sound familiar?
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Torbit Rally: "Open Season on Black People" ... in Baltimore, 8.10.11
Officer William Torbit was shot 21 times by a member/members of the Baltimore City Police Department. While Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein has elected to not file charges, the Torbit family ... and the community as a whole are simply not satisfied. Yet, this administration promised more transparency. Long live the spirit of Baltimore City Police Officer William Torbit, a man who truly loved his community. Read in Full >>
Family of Slain Officer William H. Torbit, Jr. Says, "Long live the Spirit of William Torbit!"
Family has heard no answers from local government, police in Baltimore - President's Day, 2.21.11. Daren Muhammad asked to be spokesperson for family and to lead family to Police Headquarters and City Hall. Read in Full >>
Torbit Family to Hold Press Conference Today at Club Select
It’s been six weeks since the tragic double homicide outside Club Select in downtown Baltimore. Then, City Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld said it would take three weeks.
Today, the Torbit family wants answers. Officer William H. Torbit, along with civilian Sean Gamble, were both killed outside the niteclub. Read in Full >>