Highs in the low 80s today, with a chance of storms in the afternoon and evening.
Tension and confusion spiked at North and Pennsylvania yesterday when a gun went off and eyewitnesses, including a Fox News crew, claimed to see police shoot a fleeing black man in the back.
What actually happened (probably): A man, fleeing police (not known why), pulled out and dropped a revolver, firing a shot (nobody was hit). The man was arrested on gun charges and taken away on a stretcher (the man requested medical attention but was uninjured). A crowd formed and riot police tried to break it up, using pepper spray. Fox News retracted their earlier report.
- Protesters disrupted Monday’s city council meeting, demonstrating against high bails for many protest-related arrests. Council members reminded protesters that that the council has little control over the courts.
- Some 235 businesses were damaged during last week’s unrest, from the looted and torched CVS at Pennsylvania and North, to small family-owned stores across the city. CVS plans to rebuild. Some small businesses can take the hit and have re-opened or plan too. Some will not.
- Two gang members were arrested for breaking curfew while inside a house early Sunday morning (VIDEO).
Baltimore’s school board approved a $108 million budget for the upcoming year that includes at least 100 layoffs. Previously, CEO Gregory Thornton announced city schools were facing a $108 million deficit. The budget assumes that potential additional funding set aside for Baltimore schools in the state budget won’t be approved by Gov. Larry Hogan.
Changes are coming to the Charm City Circulator, with the potential elimination of the Banner route and reductions on the Green and Orange routes.
A man was stabbed to death outside of Health Care for the Homeless yesterday afternoon. A suspect is in custody
Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen won a presitgious James Beard award for Best Chef in the Mid Atlantic. Gjerde had been nominated several times before, but it’s his first win (and the first James Beard win for Baltimore).