One Baltimore #39, Dane Swinton, Part Two

3/2/20 “I think my life is pretty boring if I’m not helping people.” – Dante C. Swinton Last week, I shared the first part of my interview with mayoral candidate Dante Swinton (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/02/24/one-baltimore-38-dante-swinton-part-1/), in which we talked about the city’s shitty air quality, his work to improve it, and how transitioning to a zero waste … Continue reading One Baltimore #39, Dane Swinton, Part Two

UPDATE: Regaining Control

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why Baltimore City's police force was taken over by the state in 1860 (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/02/11/one-baltimore-36-losing-control/) and how and why advocates are fighting to get it back (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/02/17/one-baltimore-37-regaining-control/). Well, on Monday, Senator Carter DID submit a bill for local control to the state legislature, SB 1057 (mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/sb1057?ys=2020RS)! However, because … Continue reading UPDATE: Regaining Control

One Baltimore #38, Dante Swinton, Part 1

2/24/20 It’s a crowded Mayoral race this year, with seven Republicans and twenty-four Democrats set to appear on their respective ballots on April 28th. You can hear from many of them tonight at the Baltimore Blue + Green + Just Candidates’ Forum on Environment & Equity (https://www.facebook.com/events/804569423328993/). It should be an opportunity for Dante C. … Continue reading One Baltimore #38, Dante Swinton, Part 1

One Baltimore #37, Regaining Control

2/17/20 In last week’s column (https://one-baltimore.org/2020/02/11/one-baltimore-36-losing-control/), I delved into why the State of Maryland took over the Baltimore Police Department after a decade of elections marred by violence. It made sense at the time… but that time was a full hundred and sixty years ago, and the state never gave us back full authority over … Continue reading One Baltimore #37, Regaining Control