It’ll be sunny today with highs in the low 90s, but a little less humid than yesterday. Highs tomorrow will hit the upper 90s.
This week, a group of volunteers and members of the Empowerment Temple church will open a new youth center in Bolton Hill named in honor of Freddie Gray. The 40+ room building will be staffed through the summer and will provide free meals and camps.
Newly-elected president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will ask other mayors and presidential candidates to save Baltimore via the “Baltimore Compact,” a to-be-developed agenda tackling issues like poverty and unemployment.
Police commissioner Anthony Batts wrote a somewhat confusing letter to the Sun, saying that policing reforms mean that bad officers will be fired in the future, and called on officers not to whither during a period of intense scrutiny.Batts also appeared to criticize the Fraternal Order of Police union and The Vanguard, the advocacy group for black officers.
A number of city and police insiders were puzzled by the letter.
Edward Jackson, retired police colonel: “The letter reads desperate to me, like his days are numbered.”
A man was shot and killed Sunday night on Belair Road, near Clifton Park. At least four others were injured in shootings over the weekend.
Up close with the L’Hermione, the tall ship replica that spent the weekend in the Inner Harbor.