The crime-tracking app Citizen, which recently launched in Baltimore, alerts users to danger nearby. Where some critics see risks, others see a tool for empowerment.
Filmed in the years surrounding the killing of Freddie Gray, Marilyn Ness’s Charm City searches for signs of progress amidst pervasive pain and despair.
They can be a threat to public health, and a poor solution to larger environmental problems.
From Rome to Baltimore, the quality of the municipal Christmas tree can expose a city’s deeper failures.
Training programs help officers brush up on policing techniques and best practices. But in one instructor’s course, they study literature, history, and philosophy instead.
Storms and rising waters threaten cities’ food, but some municipalities are taking steps to keep shelves stocked and bellies full.
A Baltimore nonprofit is pinning a lot of hopes on a small footprint.
What happens when city residents go to war against cycling infrastructure?
An art installation celebrates the spirit of boarded-up blocks of Baltimore and Japan.
Under a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, the troubled force will employ a variety of measures to protect constitutional rights and correct racial disparities.
Community health workers take a 360-degree view of the barriers that stand between their patients and better health—and their numbers are growing.
Baltimore uses a little-known risk assessment tool to help make bail decisions. It’s supposed to be an objective way to keep non-violent defendants out of jail, but some fear it might be reinforcing racial bias.
As alternatives to detention, school-based meditation programs help students cope with stress.
In a new paper, the former attorney general argues that using bail to jail low-income defendants is unconstitutional.
Cops are using secret cellphone trackers nationwide to collect cellphone data—especially in poor, black neighborhoods.
The Orbital ATK rocket is carrying supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.
October is the time to experience the unsubtle glories of the city’s German-American heritage.
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“Riots occur because these police killings just keep happening, no matter how many peaceful marches happen. It is, in every sense, maddening.”
In his coming-of-age book The Cook Up, D. Watkins writes about drugs, race, and class for audiences living in different Americas.