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City Councilman Nick Mosby at the 49th Enough Is Enough Peace Rally in August.
Nick Mosby / / Instagram

City Councilman Nick Mosby told the Baltimore Sun on Sunday that he's "seriously considering" running for mayor.  Mosby, the husband of Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, would join Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former Mayor Sheila Dixon in the field of candidates.  Mosby says being mayor is something he's wanted since he was eight years old. 

Baltimore City Detention Center — visitors' entrance — looking south from north side of Eager St.
groupuscule / / wikipedia

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is issuing new guidelines aimed at stopping discriminatory profiling by police in the state. Frosh issued a memorandum yesterday calling on all law enforcement agencies in Maryland to ban profiling during routine police work based not only on race, but also ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and disability.  

An observer of the horses on North Avenue posted her photo to Twitter.
@schereeny / / Twitter

Thirty six Baltimore police recruits are receiving training on how to better respond to high-stress situations. The program is called the “Cognitive Command Curriculum,” or C2. Baltimore’s officers are the first in the nation to go through C2.

First day at Dundalk Middle School
Baltimore Co Schools / / Twitter

For the second week in a row, Baltimore City police used a “traffic calming” approach — cones and cruisers — to keep dirt bikers and crowds away from Reisterstown Road. Dirt bikers typically gather there to race on Sunday evenings. While the quieter evening is a relief to many residents in the area, small business owners are suffering because the dirt bike races are their busiest night of the week.

Back to School at Edmondson Village Farmer's Market

Aug 24, 2015
Ashlee Banks

On Saturday, reporter Ashlee Banks visited the Edmondson Village Farmer's Market.

Baltimore Police Officer Wesley Cagle.
Baltimore Police Department

The Baltimore Sun reports that District Judge Halee F. Weinstein set Officer Wesley Cagle’s bail at $1 million on Thursday. Cagle posted bond and was released several hours later. Cagle is the first Baltimore police officer criminally charged in a shooting on duty since 2008. 

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake shakes Lenny "Batman" Robinson's hand.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake / / Twitter

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is calling for tougher federal gun laws. 

Rawlings-Blake said at City Hall on Wednesday that the city’s violence follows four strands of rivalry and retaliation. "There are four major strands that are impacting the homicide rate in Baltimore. We can trace it and we can trace the players," Rawlings-Blake said. "There are known entities who are battling it out on the streets like is this is the wild, wild west, and we need help.”

The Black Lives Matter sign that disappeared from outside of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Church on Monday night.
River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation / / Facebook

A Black Lives Matter sign outside of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda church was stolen on Monday night. In the month since the congregation put it up, the sign has been vandalized twice and now stolen. On July 29 and then on August 11, the word “black” was cut from the original sign and from its replacement.

State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announcing BFED earlier this month.
Baltimore SA / / Twitter

Roya Hanna, a former Baltimore prosecutor, is publicly blaming Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the increase in the city's crime. In a piece for the Baltimore Sun, Hanna wrote that Mosby has contributed to the 200-plus homicides Baltimore has seen so far this year. 

Members of 300 Men March, as they walk to Washington D.C.
300 Men March / / Twitter

About forty members of the 300 Men March left Sunday to walk all night from Baltimore to Washington DC, WBAL reported this morning. The members are walking on foot to the capital to bring attention to the surge of violence in Baltimore, and their organization’s work. 

CASA de Maryland protests outside of Governor Larry Hogan's Mansion Thursday
CASA de Maryland / / Twitter

Immigration reform activists protested outside of Governor Hogan’s mansion on Thursday.  The demonstrators gathered following Hogan's decision to notify federal authorities when a person scheduled for deportation is released from the Baltimore jail. CASA de Maryland organized the protest. 

A city police officer drew his gun on dirt bike riders in Druid Hill Park on Sunday.
Noah Scialom

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis to investigate why a city police officer pointed his gun at dirt bike riders in Druid Hill Park on Sunday. The bike riders reportedly threw a glass bottle at the officers. 

Signs from Saturday's march against police brutality and commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's death
Ashlee Banks

On Saturday, the day before the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore protestors marched against police brutality. The group gathered at Pennsylvania and North Avenues. 

Larry Hogan thanks medical staff as he begins his third round of chemotherapy at UMMS
Larry Hogan / Twitter

The number of homicides in Baltimore this year has now reached 200. Police made the announcement yesterday after a fatal shooting in Northeast Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, the city didn’t reach 200 homicides last year until December 7. The Sun also reports that so far in August, about one person has been killed per day in Baltimore.

Signs from Saturday's march against police brutality and commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's death
Ashlee Banks

 

On Saturday, the day before the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore protestors marched against police brutality. The group gathered at Pennsylvania and North Avenues. WEAA Reporter Ashlee Banks reports.

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