Baltimore Fishbowl: Open Justice Baltimore creates an openly searchable database of Baltimore’s cops

Baltimore Fishbowl: Open Justice Baltimore creates an openly searchable database of Baltimore’s cops. “Data scientist collective Open Justice Baltimore has assembled a new database with information on thousands of city police officers, comprised of data from public records and vetted, crowd-sourced information from the general public. The tool, dubbed BPD Watch, includes the names, badge numbers, salary history, unit assignment, photos (where available) and other details about more than 3,000 individuals employed by the Baltimore Police Department as of late October of 2018.”

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches live map of sewage pollution — and temporarily stops alerting the public to contamination

The Baltimore Sun: Baltimore launches live map of sewage pollution — and temporarily stops alerting the public to contamination. “More than 14 million gallons of sewage-tainted water has washed into Baltimore streams over the past two months, but city officials haven’t alerted the public of the contamination. Federal and state environmental regulators require the city to notify the public anytime at least 10,000 gallons of sewage contamination enters waterways. But the Department of Public Works stopped issuing the alerts in late January, when it launched a live map of sewage overflows on its website.”

The Retriever: “Chicory” and the forgotten voices of Black Baltimore

The Retriever: “Chicory” and the forgotten voices of Black Baltimore. “In Nov. 1966, the first issue of ‘Chicory,’ written by everyday residents of Baltimore City, was published. Publishing original poetry with little to no editing, the magazine grew as a space for young people of color in the poorest neighborhoods of the city to express themselves. Working as a ‘vehicle for civic dialogue’ and fostering a community environment among the Black ghetto, ‘Chicory’ was for who [Mary] Rizzo described as ‘people who don’t necessarily like to write, but who have something to say.'”

University of Maryland, Baltimore: Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly

New to me and recently updated. University of Maryland Baltimore: Employee Assistance Digital Archive Growing Rapidly. “A free, publically accessible site where Employee Assistance (EA) professionals can post original works, historical documents and other related papers or multi-media, has grown to more than 1,500 articles since the archive was created five years ago at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.”

Baltimore Sun: Firebombing suspect’s social-media moves a sign that the revolution is being live-streamed

Baltimore Sun: Firebombing suspect’s social-media moves a sign that the revolution is being live-streamed. “Police say [Antonio] Wright threw two Molotov cocktails into a home in the 1200 block of Greenmount Ave. killing two teenagers and injuring six other persons. Beyond the horror of the crime itself, what makes this social media moment especially compelling is the way video and Facebook are being used by Wright and the woman who live-streamed his arrest to create a narrative that counters the official version of events from law enforcement authorities.”

Digital Archive of Baltimore Protests Under Construction

Universities are teaming up to create a digital archive of the Baltimore protests. “To date more than 1,200 items have been donated to the archive including photographs, videos, and eyewitness oral histories. A website has been set up by Denise Meringolo, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to display the historical archive.”