Baltimore City Police Department

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Mary Rose Madden

On the streets, pushing for change  

Every Wednesday night for almost two and half years, Tawanda Jones and her family gather on the street with supporters trying to get justice for her brother, Tyrone West. They chant, "I can't stop.  I won’t stop. Until killer cops are in cell blocks".

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Hundreds of local residents were at Coppin State University last night for a town hall meeting about police reform hosted by The U.S. Department of Justice.

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Classroom 214 at Arundel Elementary in Cherry Hill has a lot of books -  bins of Dr. Seuss, books about dinosaurs, books about African-American history and culture. Students come to this room for one on one tutoring sessions to help with their reading. The sessions are arranged through Reading Partners, a non-profit that recruits hundreds of volunteers to give up an hour or two every week in schools throughout the city.   Many of those volunteers are city employees and the city does not take the time out of the employees’ pay.