Rachel M. Cohen
Last year saw record homicides and near-constant shootings in Charm City, especially after Freddie Gray died in police custody. Will 2016 be any different?
Police killings of people of color continue to generate outrage across the country, leaving Baltimore activists to wonder exactly how much they've accomplished since Freddie Gray's death in April.
We remain reluctant to address gun violence head-on, and often only seem to discuss it when the victims and shooters are both middle-class whites.
Concerns about violence and unrest threaten to derail criminal justice reform as local prosecutors press ahead in their case against six cops charged with the death of the 25-year-old in April.
In the wake of the Freddie Gray protests that made race relations in Baltimore national news, some locals are determined to expand voting rights for former prisoners.
Whether it's cops pulling back after unrest over Freddie Gray's death, the warmer weather, or systemic problems like poverty, a lot of people are getting shot in Charm City these days.
"Courts are not supposed to shut down, especially when you're arresting hundreds of people in a moment of crisis," one legal expert told us.
Longstanding tensions between the Baltimore Police Department and the black community erupted on Monday as a protest over Freddie Gray's death turned into a battleground.