Category: Baltimore

From Mike Brown To Simone Biles: How Yesterday Exemplified Black America’s Complicated Relationship With America

“Complicated” has become a convenient catch-all to describe romantic relationships that seem to defy explanation. So much so that “it’s complicated” has become a popular way to synopsize them completely; distilling months, even years of context down to two words.

Baltimore County cops refuse to name officer in Korryn Gaines shooting over fear for his safety

Baltimore County Police officials decided, for now, not to follow procedures to identify the officer who shot and killed Korryn Gaines, the New York Daily News reports.

A statement from authorities said the standard procedure is to release the names of officers involved in shootings about 48 after the incidents. However, recent incidents in which police offers were gunned down in Dallas and Baton Rouge have created a climate of fear.

Baltimore County Cops Refuse To Name Officer In Korryn Gaines Shooting Over Fear For His Safety

Baltimore County Police officials decided, for now, not to follow procedure to identify the officer who shot and killed Korryn Gaines, The New York Daily News reports.

A statement from authorities said the standard procedure is to release the names of officers involved in shootings about 48 hours after the incident. However, recent incidents in which police offers were gunned down in Dallas and Baton Rouge have created a climate of fear.

Baltimore County Cops Refuse To Name Officer In Korryn Gaines Shooting Over Fear For His Safety

Baltimore County Police officials decided, for now, not to follow procedure to identify the officer who shot and killed Korryn Gaines, The New York Daily News reports.

A statement from authorities said the standard procedure is to release the names of officers involved in shootings about 48 hours after the incident. However, recent incidents in which police offers were gunned down in Dallas and Baton Rouge have created a climate of fear.

Police kicked open Korryn Gaines’ door, according to court documents

New details in Korryn Gaines’ arrest warrant show that officers kicked open her apartment door after attempting to open it with a spare key, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Two officers arrived at Gaines’ Randallstown apartment around 9:10 a.m. on Monday to serve two separate arrest warrants to her and her thirty-nine-year-old boyfriend, Kareem Kiean Courtney.

Full Video Shows Korryn Gaines March Traffic Stop

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Korryn Gaines was killed on Monday in Baltimore County during an hours long police standoff. But what many people may not know about are the circumstances and why the police were at her house to begin with.

Black Woman Killed & 5-Year-Old Child Injured After Standoff With Baltimore Police

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Baltimore police have shot and killed a 23-year-old African-American woman and wounded a 5-year-old child after a standoff at her apartment complex, CNN reports.

On Monday morning, authorities came to the apartment with two arrest warrants — one for a man and another for a woman. The woman was wanted for failure to show up in court, resisting arrest, and traffic charges. The man was wanted for assault.

#SayHerName: Baltimore Cops Shoot & Kill 23 Year Old Woman and Shot Her 5-Year-Old Son

Korryn Gaines, 23-year-old Baltimore woman, is now dead after a police standoff at her apartment. Gaines’ 5-year-old son was also shot during the standoff.

The standoff began at around 9:20 a.m. on Monday when three police officers in Randallstown attempted to serve arrest warrants for a man inside the home and another for Gaines that was related to traffic violations from March.

Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore’s police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the officers involved.

Freddie Gray’s Black Life Just Did Not Matter Enough

Perhaps, if you’re inclined to do so, you could argue that it’s Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s fault that none of the officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray will face jail time. You could say that Mosby was recklessly ambitious in “over-charging” the officers; an act that virtually ensured none would stick. And even that dropping the remaining charges on the officers who’ve yet to face trial — which happened earlier this morning — was her acquiescing to defeat. You’d be wrong, of course, but you’d have people who consider themselves to be reasonable people entertain — and perhaps even agree with — one of these arguments. (Or both.) And you could continue feeling good about yourself, or something, for being so sober.

NEWS ROUNDUP: Poll Reveals Trump Supporters View Blacks As ‘Lazy, Violent’…AND MORE

A new poll revealed more than half of Donald Trump’s supporters have a negative view of African-Americans. The poll showed that his supporters associate the words “violent,” “criminal,” “unintelligent,” and “lazy” with Blacks. The nearly 16,000 people who were polled were asked questions surrounding sentiments about race. Although Republicans expressed their discontent with African-Americans more blatantly, the poll showed that individuals in both the Republican and Democratic parties have negative opinions of Blacks compared to Whites. It also showed they are fearful of living in diverse communities and believe that affirmative action policies are discriminatory against Whites. Despite the poll data, Trump’s team claims he is all for equality. “Mr. Trump is an egalitarian who believes in supporting and protecting all people equally,” said Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller. “This is a stark contrast to Hillary Clinton, whose policies have been a disaster for African-American and Hispanic citizens.” Clinton’s camp has not responded to the poll. Read more.

NEWS ROUNDUP: Poll Reveals Trump Supporters View Blacks As ‘Lazy, Violent’…AND MORE

A new poll revealed more than half of Donald Trump’s supporters have a negative view of African-Americans. The poll showed that his supporters associate the words “violent,” “criminal,” “unintelligent,” and “lazy” with Blacks. The nearly 16,000 people who were polled were asked questions surrounding sentiments about race. Although Republicans expressed their discontent with African-Americans more blatantly, the poll showed that individuals in both the Republican and Democratic parties have negative opinions of Blacks compared to Whites. It also showed they are fearful of living in diverse communities and believe that affirmative action policies are discriminatory against Whites. Despite the poll data, Trump’s team claims he is all for equality. “Mr. Trump is an egalitarian who believes in supporting and protecting all people equally,” said Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller. “This is a stark contrast to Hillary Clinton, whose policies have been a disaster for African-American and Hispanic citizens.” Clinton’s camp has not responded to the poll. Read more.