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By Stephanie Rawlings-Blake | October 7, 2014
In Dan Rodricks ' recent column (" Mayor Should Have Seen Troubling Brutality Trend ," Oct. 4) Mr. Rodricks asks a fair question. Noting that I have been a member of the Board of Estimates for the past seven years - both as mayor and City Council president - he asks if I recognized the troubling trend in excessive force court judgments before an article citing years-old cases appeared in The Baltimore Sun. Mr. Rodricks is forgiven for,...
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Luke Broadwater, Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner outlined Tuesday a sweeping plan to reduce police brutality, including the possibility of equipping officers with body cameras, while reiterating that they are committed to restoring public trust in the agency. "We didn't create these problems, but as leadership in charge today, it's our obligation to do everything that we can to fix the breach between the community and police," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said about the 41-page report outlining their plans.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
The president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus said he is "deeply disturbed" by two crimes reported against members of the campus community Monday night and will hold a public safety town hall next week. The incidents -- a robbery of a nursing student and an attempted robbery of a hospital employee -- have prompted campus police to add additional police and security officers, who will wear reflective vests on foot or on Segways, President Jay A. Perman said in an e-mail to employees and students.
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By Jessica Anderson and Alison Knezevich and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Baltimore County officials are looking into how other local governments regulate private late-night businesses after police arrested a Prince George's County man accused of shooting three people outside a Catonsville swingers club this weekend. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz asked Police Chief Jim Johnson to research rules elsewhere following the Sunday incident at Tabu Social Club, located in a shopping center on North Rolling Road, county spokeswoman Ellen Kobler said Tuesday.
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By Justin Fenton and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating a double homicide in Northwest Baltimore and a woman's murder in a Fells Point - marking seven homicides in the first six days of October. Police also were investigating two other nonfatal shootings, in North and Southwest Baltimore. The double homicide occurred in the 5200 block of Denmore Ave., near Pimlico Race Course , at about 1:27 a.m. Tuesday. Police were called for a report of "suspicious activity" at a home and found the door to the residence open.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
WEATHER After another chilly morning, highs are expected to return to 70s.   TRAFFIC Get the latest on delays for this morning's commute.     FROM LAST NIGHT … A Windsor Mill man and woman have been charged with robbing and killing a New York resident and leaving his body on the side of a road on Route 32 near Finksburg.   TODAY'S FRONT PAGE With a 2-1 win, the  Orioles sweep the Tigers to advance to the American League Championship Series.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
The Four Seasons Food Truck Tour is coming to Baltimore.    Designed as a showcase for its culinary programs and for the individual chefs at its hotel properties, the Four Seasons' mobile unit is pulling into Baltimore on Monday for a weeklong stay as part of an East Coast tour that began in Boston on Sept. 15. In Baltimore, the truck will feature "street food" creations from Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore chefs Oliver Beckert, the hotel's executive chef, Zack Mills, executive chef for the hotel's main restaurant Wit & Wisdom , and Dyan Ng, the hotel's pastry chef.
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October 6, 2014
I have visited a lot of major cities in my lifetime, but until now I was never inclined to email or write a letter to the editor of the city newspaper to comment about the city and its people. From a recent visit I had to Baltimore, I have found that you have some of the nicest, friendliest and most helpful people I have ever encountered. In particular I owe a debt of gratitude to a gentleman named Mark who helped my wife and I when we got stranded at the train station trying to see the Orioles' last home game.
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October 6, 2014
Following The Sun's excellent report on the use of undue force by the Baltimore Police ( "Baltimore leaders call for change following investigation into alleged police brutality," Sept. 28), Baltimore immediately launched the typical five point program. Phase One: We need a technological solution. Let's put cameras on all the cops! Phase Two: We need tougher laws and accountability. It's the mayors fault!! It's the City Councils fault!! Let's increase the penalties for bad cops!
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