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There's No One Solution to Improving Interactions Between Police and People with Mental Illnesses

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

By Michael D. Thompson This piece was originally published in Scientific American on Aug. 28, 2016. You've undoubtedly heard about the recent report...

Baltimore School Cops' Abuse Of Kids Is Rooted In City's Racist History

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics

Baltimore police officers violated the Constitution by disproportionately stopping, frisking and arresting black residents, according to a damning rep...

And People Ask Why Rape Victims Don't Report To Police

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.12.2016 | Women

This week, two incidents played out in the news that seemed to confirm some of the worst fears about how America’s criminal justice system handles s...

Look, Black People Aren’t Lying About Police Violence

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics

A damning report from the Justice Department found that the Baltimore Police Department routinely used excessive force, retaliated against citizens fo...

The Most Shocking Parts Of DOJ's Report On Baltimore Police

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department formally released a damning report on Wednesday detailing the routine abuse inflicted on Baltimore residents by ...

Baltimore Police Used Force 2,818 Times In Six Years. They Found One Violation.

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Baltimore Police Department routinely abused residents’ civil rights, performed unconstitutional searches, retaliated against ind...

The First Baltimore Police Officer Charged In An On-Duty Shooting Since 2008 Is Found Guilty

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 08.08.2016 | Politics

Baltimore Police officer Wesley Cagle on Thursday was found guilty of first-degree assault and a handgun charge in the 2014 shooting of an unarmed bur...

Who Killed Freddie Gray?

Janet Morrison-Lane | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Janet Morrison-Lane

That we continue to exonerate people who are killing others makes my head spin. However, the reality is, we should all (and by "all," I mean all white people) be held accountable for the police shootings that have occurred. We. Are. Guilty. How?

Baltimore Driver Playing ‘Pokemon Go’ Crashes Into Police Car

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.20.2016 | Crime

Police in Baltimore are urging “Pokemon Go” players to pay attention to their surroundings, for some serious reasons. Police body camera footage s...

Baltimore Police Lieutenant Acquitted In Freddie Gray Death

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices

By Donna Owens BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A Maryland judge on Monday acquitted Baltimore police Lieutenant Brian Rice of involuntary manslaughter, reckless...

Iconic Baltimore Photo Resurfaces, Spreading Healing Message We All Need

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.14.2016 | Good News

As the country begins to recover from a tumultuous few weeks, one powerful image from 2015 has resurfaced on social media, spreading hope for improved...

Baltimore Police Officer Charged With Murder Of Freddie Gray Is Cleared

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics

A judge has cleared Baltimore Police Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. of all charges in the 2015 death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Goodson, 46, drove the v...

Judge Finds Baltimore Police Officer Not Guilty In Death Of Freddie Gray

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics

Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on Monday for his alleged role in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray a year ago. Nero, 30...

Baltimore Cop's Defense: It Wasn’t Safe To Buckle Freddie Gray’s Seatbelt

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- It was a regular work day for Officer Edward Nero. He was on bike patrol with fellow Baltimore Police officers Garrett Miller and Lt. Bri...

Baltimore Police Begin Slow Process Of Reform In Year After Freddie Gray's Death

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics

A plainclothes Baltimore Police officer shot 14-year-old Dedric Colvin last week. The eighth-grader was carrying a BB gun that officers presumed was r...

The Art of Crisis Leadership Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Books
Suna Senman

The Art of Crisis Leadership elaborates on "reputation elasticity" with the examples of Starbucks, Google and Amazon and quotes wisdom from Warren Buffet. The chapter describes crisis-prone industries, consumer relationships and reputation capital.

Police Brutality Protesters 'Destroyed American Cities,' Senator's New Ad Claims

The Huffington Post | Robert Baldwin III | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics

Combine the notion that black protesters are criminals with the desire to boost police resources and you get Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), “the voice of ...

This Is How Badly Police Abuse Has Scarred One Baltimore Neighborhood

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

For the black residents of West Baltimore, just hanging out with friends can draw unwanted police attention. One young resident, identified in a new r...

Officer Who Slit Restrained Dog's Throat To Get $45,000 In Back Pay

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.09.2016 | Crime

A former Baltimore police officer who slit a restrained dog’s throat is to receive $45,000 in back pay from the city. Jeffrey Bolger was acquitted o...

Jarring New Video Shows A School Police Officer Kicking A Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

Four seconds, three slaps, two profane words and one kick. That's the narrative of a disturbing new video that appears to show a Baltimore school poli...

Baltimore Residents Never Expected A Cop To Be Punished For Killing Freddie Gray

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Aaron Sims knew a manslaughter conviction in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a long shot. “There's no justice,” the West B...

Zeroing In on Police Leaders and Politicians

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Josmar Trujillo

The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.

Baltimore Now Has The Highest Per-Capita Homicide Rate In City’s History

The Baltimore Sun | Kelly Chen | Posted 12.21.2015 | Crime

Another round of homicides over the weekend in Baltimore — and the death of a student stabbed last month in a school classroom — pushed the total ...

Hung Jury For Officer On Trial In Death Of Freddie Gray

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

The jury could not reach a verdict in the case of Officer William Porter, the Baltimore cop charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Porter, ...

A Mostly Black Jury Will Decide Fate Of Officer Indicted In Death Of Freddie Gray

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 12.02.2015 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- A majority black jury will ultimately decide if William Porter can be found guilty in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, a black man ...