The results of Baltimore, Maryland’s primary election could be turned upside down because of several voting irregularities. Election officials have ordered election results to be decertified after the state administrator found 80 provisional ballots had never been analyzed. What makes the election results even more peculiar is the number of ballots cast was higher than the number […]
Judge Barry Williams granted a request from Officer Edward Nero’s lawyers to waive his right to a jury in a pre-trial hearing.
A man dressed in a white panda suit set a car on fire and threatened to blow up the Fox News station Thursday in Baltimore, Maryland. The 25-year-old man was spotted with what was believed to be a suicide vest, prompting an evacuation of the building. As the would-be bomber walked out, police said he refused to […]
A Baltimore police officer shot a 13-year-old boy carrying a BB gun that looked exactly like a semi-automatic weapon. He’s expected to survive his injuries.
This week marked the one-year anniversary since protests erupted in Baltimore, Maryland following the death of Freddie Gray, who passed away from injuries sustained in police custody. Protesters, angry about the use of excessive force by police in communities of color, took to the streets after his funeral on April 27, 2015, some clashing with police and law […]
Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on Tuesday lost a bid to become the 50th mayor of Baltimore, receiving only 2 percent of the vote in his effort to win the Democratic nomination. The Baltimore Sun reports that Mckesson was among 12 contenders–including former mayor Sheila Dixon and Nick Mosby, who is married to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn […]
Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the department found that criminal charges against the teenager “were not appropriate in this situation.” The incident is under investigation by the department.
A Baltimore school police officer, captured slapping and kicking a student last month in a viral video, will not face child abuse charges, reports The Baltimore Sun.
The motion was filed last Thursday (March 31) at the Baltimore City Circuit Court to have Garrett Miller testify at Nero’s trial, which will begin May 10. The order was filed since Miller will most likely refuse to take the stand because of his right against self-incrimination, says the report. Prosecutors dealt with similar issues in the case of Officer William Porter.
Traditionally, District Attorneys side with law enforcement when prosecuting crimes. Martin asked Mosby how she balances her role as a prosecutor with the desire to seek justice for the people of Baltimore. Mosby explained, “At the end of the day, the reason I became a prosecutor is because the mission of a prosecutor is to seek justice over convictions.”