Tag: Baltimore

Baltimore’s Confederate Statues Removed Overnight Operation

Authorities in Baltimore removed Confederate statues throughout the city early Wednesday morning, only a few days after the similar removal of monuments in Virginia sparked days of protests and violence. Just after midnight on Wednesday, a group of police officers and a crane made their way through public squares and city parks, tearing down the…

At Least 6 Dead In WS Baltimore School Bus-MTA Bus Crash [VIDEO]

At least 6 people have died after a city school bus crashed into an MTA bus Tuesday morning in Southwest Baltimore, police said. T.J. Smith, a Baltimore Police spokesman, said the driver of the school bus and five people on the MTA bus were killed. No students were on the school bus during the crash,…

DOJ: Baltimore PD Violated Rights [VIDEO]

A new report from the Department of Justice set to be released on Wednesday finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. The department disproportionately targeted black residents in poor neighborhoods in the city. In one instance “supervisors have issued explicitly discriminatory orders, such as directing a shift to arrest ‘all the black…

Freddie Gray Case Ends Without A Conviction [VIDEO]

Baltimore Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray’s death. Six officers were charged in connection with the April 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old who died after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody. A pretrial hearing for Officer Garrett Miller had been set for…

Baltimore Cop Driver In Freddie Gray Death Found Not Guilty

Caesar Goodson, the driver of the van in which Baltimore man Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury, was acquitted of second-degree murder on Thursday. Goodson, 46, faced charges surrounding the death of Gray, who died in police custody last year — a week after he was in the van. Two other officers have been…

Baltimore Cop Found Not Guilty Of Charges In Freddie Gray Case

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero has been acquitted of assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct surrounding the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, a black man, suffered severe injuries while in police custody in April 2015, and died a week later. His death sparked a series of protests in Baltimore and nationwide. The case of the first…

Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Death Says Arrest Was Legal [VIDEO]

One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the prosecutor in the case to produce the knife Gray allegedly had on him at the time of the arrest. Officer Edward Nero, who filed a motion Monday via his lawyers, is claiming that the knife was illegal in Baltimore. Nero has been charged…

Curfew lifted in Baltimore [VIDEO]

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Twitter that the 10 p.m. curfew in place since violent protests rocked the city last Monday has been lifted effective immediately. Shortly after the news, a spokesperson for Gov. Larry Hogan said the National Guard presence in the city would be gradually scaled back. Rawlings-Blake had been under pressure…

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera Gets Owned by Man in Baltimore [VIDEO]

Geraldo Rivera was confronted by a Baltimore resident frustrated by the network’s history of biased and incendiary coverage of racial issues. Rivera responded by retreating before going live on-air where he described the young black man as a “vandal,” yelling at him, “you’re making a fool of yourself!” In this amazing video, watch a Baltimore…

Police: Freddie Gray โ€œWas Intentionally Trying to Injure Himselfโ€

According to the Washington Post, who received a ‘leak’ on the Investigation into the Death of Freddie Gray: The prisoner sharing a police transport van the day Freddie Gray was arrested is said to have told investigators that he could hear Gray โ€œbanging against the wallsโ€ of the vehicle and believed that he โ€œwas intentionally…

60+ Freddie Gray Protesters Arrested in NYC [VIDEO]

Police arrested 63 protesters in New York City on Wednesday during a march calling for justice for Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died of spinal injuries he sustained while in police custody. About 1,000 people descended on Union Sqaure for a rally before continuing to move through Manhattan, blocking traffic and shutting down streets.…

144 Cars Burned in Baltimore [VIDEO]

Almost 200 people were arrested in Baltimore on Monday night following widespread riots that left 144 vehicles and 15 buildings burned, according to the mayor’s office. Schools are closed as are several subway stations as a state of emergency takes effect with National Guard troops deploying inside the city.

Baltimore Police Receive Gang Threats as Freddie Gray Funeral Underway

Baltimore Police Say They Have Received Gang Threats from the Bloods & Crips Baltimore police say the department believes three notoriously violent gangs are now working together to “take out” law enforcement officers. In a statement Monday, the department called it a “credible threat” and said members of the Black Guerilla Family, the Bloods and…

DOJ Opens Probe into Freddie Gray Death [VIDEO]

Protestors chanted “no justice, no peace” Tuesday night as they demanded answers for why Freddie Gray, 25-year-old, died Sunday apparently of injuries he suffered while in police custody. They promise to return Wednesday, and to take their grievances to City Hall on Thursday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Justice will open an inquiry into Gray’s…

Major Landslide Swallows Several Cars Along 26th Street In Baltimore

Part of the road along E. 26th Street collapsed down onto the CSX tracks below. At least 10 cars parked along that street have fallen down onto the railroad tracks. โ€œThe building shook at about 3:45 like a train derailed. We came running out here and the side of 26th Street just collapsed into the…

Train Derailment In Baltimore Causes Large Explosion

A cargo train has derailed outside of Baltimore causing a large explosion. The explosion caused a large tower of smoke visible from miles away. Officials are currently responding to the scene where witnesses saw at least three cars off the tracks. CBS Baltimore

Power Outages Big Fear As Storm Bears Down On DC

After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm made its way Wednesday to the nation’s capital, where residents braced for the possibility of power outages. As the storm closed in, the federal government said its offices in the Washington, D.C., area would be closed Wednesday. Many major school systems around Washington and…