Baltimore

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Baltimore Mayoral Candidate Carl Stokes said Wednesday that long term neglect of some city neighborhoods caused the riots that erupted last April after Freddie Gray’s funeral, “as it should have.”

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Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson said he waited for a candidate to jump into the Baltimore mayoral election with a plan and vision that he could support.  For him, none came.  So he decided to run for mayor himself; filing for his candidacy minutes before the deadline on Feb. 3.

“When I think about the traditional pathways to politics and the politicians that follow them; they haven’t led to the transformational outcomes that I think the city deserves,” he said Monday on WYPR’s Midday.

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Mayoral candidates David Warnock and Councilman Nick Mosby released dueling housing plans Thursday they said they would pursue if elected to the city’s highest office.

State lawmaker suggests rehab of vacant homes

Feb 10, 2016
Rachel Baye

Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake introduced a plan in early January to demolish thousands of vacant row homes across the city.

But Del. Keith Haynes has a different proposal. The Baltimore Democrat says that while some vacant homes should be torn down, others may still have life left in them. 

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Retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch now has to decide whether Adnan Syed, subject of the podcast “Serial,” should get a new trial.

Welch listened to more than three hours of arguments Tuesday from lawyers for both sides.

Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and sentenced to life in prison.

Baltimore Police

Two Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are opposing the state's motion to delay their trials until appellate courts decide whether another officer can be compelled to testify against them.

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Lawyers for both sides rested their cases Monday in post-conviction proceedings to determine whether Adnan Syed should get a new trial; but not before some punchy and combative testimony from expert witnesses.

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An expert criminal defense lawyer testified Friday that the testimony of a potential alibi witness for Adnan Syed could have been “a game changer” in his murder trial.

Baltimore Police

Prosecutors in Baltimore are asking an appeals court to compel a police officer to testify against three fellow officers in the Freddie Gray case.

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Asia Chapman, an alibi witness who could be key to Adnan Syed’s defense, broke down on the witness stand Thursday under tough cross-examination from Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah.

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