Proposed Baltimore police districts would lump more violent crime into the most violent districts, analysis shows
The Baltimore Banner’s analysis shows that the city’s attempt to equally distribute workload among its nine districts creates other inequities, disproportionately saddling larger versions of the Western, Eastern, Southwestern and Central districts with areas that have seen even more shootings, homicides and aggravated assaults. The trends were similar when The Banner analyzed pre-pandemic crime trends and those since the beginning of 2020.
For some Maryland landlords, filing for eviction is a monthly routine. Tenants pay the price.
The analysis also found that fewer than 2,250 of those cases resulted in eviction, revealing Maryland landlords’ widespread use of the court system as a tool for collecting rent — often with extra fees tacked on — rather than for actually removing tenants.
Maryland kids in distress are being kept in emergency departments for weeks, months
Residents push for traffic calming on Orleans street
City to conduct traffic calming study on Orleans Street
Davis said there were a few factors that led to the study, such as the data — which was “highlighted” in a Baltimore Banner story — community interest, and political support from elected officials.
“The data shows that traffic calming is really kind of needed, right?” Davis said.