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There will be 7 charter amendments headed to your ballot this November, #Baltimore.

See the full list, and the other charter amendments and bills sitting in the Equity & Structure committee, here: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
All charter amendments must be certified by the Board of Estimates and then filed on the 88th day before the general election - which is Saturday.
And- I should note - While some of these amendments have been through the council a few times, every single one of these was introduced post-April 2019. thedailyrecord.com/2019/04/29/bal…
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#Baltimore we gotta talk about our schools reopening in the fall: here is what I think - (and if I am wrong, let me know)
I don’t think Baltimore City loves our children enough to protect our children if they go back to school in the fall
#Baltimore our children have been in buildings for years that are falling apart without central a/c or heat. They cannot drink out of the water fountains but can use this lead infected water to wash their hands even though the bathrooms don’t have liquid soap or sanitizer.
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How can we expect failing schools to provide masks daily, enough sanitizer to be used hourly, thermometers to check temperatures, and a sterile area to hold students who show symptoms? How will they keep students, teachers, administrators, and staff safe? 3/4
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Hey ya’ll! As we support Black companies and creatives and more using #BuyBlack, I want to highlight Black museums who could use our $$$ support because we know now more than ever, we need to invest in the institutions that sustain & educate us on OUR history.

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Keep in mind, because of COVID, it’s been predicted that 13% of museums won’t open back up. Due to a lack of funding, a large number of those museums may be Black museums. We can’t afford to lose our history and our story. #BuyBlack ⬇️
When your allies reach out to ask questions about Black history and culture, tell them to #PullUp by donating to a Black historical site or museum in appreciation of doing the work of telling our story. Here’s a SHORT list:
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A THREAD on this tweet released by DOJ yesterday. I presume they think it shows an AG hard at work. But on a day when the country was fracturing amid protests over racism & police violence, the photo is a reminder of the absence of civil rts leadership in this DOJ. By contrast..
In 2014 while protests continued in Ferguson after #MikeBrown, an unarmed teenager was killed by police ofcr Darren Wilson, then Attorney General Eric Holder visited Ferguson, meeting with community groups and local law enforcement to signal the dept’s engagement.
Similarly, in 2015 Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited #Baltimore to meet with the family of #FreddieGray, community groups, civic leaders and local law enforcement.
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1. News: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz requested additional 1,200 National Guard soldiers:

1,700 National Guardsmen expected in Minneapolis tonight; military police on alert after riots rage across US

-Thread (May 30)
foxnews.com/us/minnesota-r… #riots
2. News: Portland: Antifa Members Destroying Justice Center #riots
3. News: Fox News Channel's Leland Vittert surrounded, overtaken, and chased off of his live-shot by an angry mob shouting "f*** Fox News."

Shannon Bream tosses to him - he shakes his head as if to tell her not to. #riots
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A prefeita de #Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, declarou:

"Isso não é um protesto. Isso não está no espírito de Martin Luther King Jr. Isso é um caos. Um protesto tem um propósito. Quando o Dr. King foi assassinado, nós não fizemos isso na nossa cidade."

renovamidia.com.br/isso-nao-e-um-…
Funcionários da CNN em #Atlanta, nos #EUA, sentem na pele a violência promovida pela horda de baderneiros.

A linha de frente dos distúrbios é composta por membros de movimentos de extrema-esquerda.
Enquanto isso, em Nova York, uma van da polícia foi incendiada durante distúrbios no bairro de Fort Greene.
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IT’S HEATIN UP 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. ❤️🌊🔥🔥🔥👀
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Nearly 100,000 people have died and trump does not care. He is golfing and having airplanes fly "Keep America Great" banners over beaches. And he is tweeting lies about how #coronavirus case numbers are going down all over the country.
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He is spending time accusing news talk show pundits of murder, and Democrats of mail-in voting fraud (even though he votes this way) while saying Republicans need to control the vote or they would never be voted in.
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The New York Times @nytimes did an amazing job with remembering those lost so far to #COVID19 . It is presented on their app in an interactive way and really hit home. Just think they listed only about 1% of all Americans known to have died so far from this horrible disease.
3/12
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#Baltimore City officials urge residents to participate in #ContactTracing process wbaltv.com/article/baltim…
Interesting we are not addressing the multiple #murders and the escalation in #crime? #WWG1WGA #WakeUp #MAGA #KAG @POTUS @DevinNunes @Scavino45 @OANN @SaraCarterDC #Covid
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Join @MomsDemand on 5/9 for a virtual walk and vigil as a part of @BmoreCeasefire. act.everytown.org/event/moms-dem…
Asking folks everywhere to take a walk with #Baltimore. Why Baltimore? He's what the residents say:
Because of the crabs! #Baltimore
#Baltimore is a gritty, quirky, creative city filled with culture, unique neighborhoods & people who care for and about one another.
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(1/11) WE LOVE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER - From load-in to completion, see in this thread how we stood up an Alternate Care Center to support hospital surge at the @CityofBaltimore Convention Center, one of several opening in Region 3. first picture shows a massive, empty convention center room with a Maryland Flag and a few people wearing military and other uniforms standing socially distant. The second photo is the same room, with hundreds of partitioned rooms, hospital beds, intake centers with nursing staff, and the American and Maryland flags side by side.
(2/11) To support @StateMaryland @CityofBaltimore hospitals & health care system as part of Maryland's hospital surge plan, @FEMAregion3 worked with @MDMEMA @MDNG @USACEBaltimore @MDHealth @JohnsHopkins & others to stand up an Alternate Care Site at Baltimore Convention Center. Image shows the inside of a truck in a loading dock with four large boxes filling the width of the truck perfectly.
(3/11) We brought a Federal Medical Station to #Baltimore - A rapidly deployable cache of beds and supplies, which transforms a building into a temporary medical shelter housing less acute #COVID19 patients, freeing up hospital beds for more serious cases. Image shows uniformed workers loading boxes from a truck into the convention center with a forklift. the boxes say GSA approved contractor.
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5 years after Freddie Gray’s death, this story is a MUST READ. The confluence of historical segregation, the depletion of affordable housing for Black Baltimoreans, & decimation of jobs that have created the conditions that plague city neighborhoods. baltimoresun.com/maryland/balti…
Segregated public housing. The Gilmor Homes was created to house Black defense workers. One year after families moved in, tenants were dealing w/the consequences of substandard construction. These problems that began in the 1940s were not repaired for decades.
Although many residents support tge demolition of the Gilmor Homes, as residents of other dilapidated & troubled public housing units supported demolition, the City does not replace the units w/affordable housing. This the part of the City’s population drain rarely discussed.
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A THREAD. On spy planes, AG Barr’s police commn, and court packing. How agendas we oppose are moving forward during this pandemic.
While we’ve all been managing telework, caring for families, pushing for protection & relief in the stimulus, it’s impt to remember that agendas we oppose are moving forward. This is why the work of civil rights are “essential services,” & we never stop.
For example, at an 8:30a.m. virtual meeting this morning the #Baltimore City Bd of Estimate approved the controversial police spy plane opposed by @NAACP_LDF the @ACLU_MD & many others. Our @mdixonLDF joined the virtual meeting and voiced our opposition.
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We who fight for and have long wanted revolution always say that at its heart, revolution is to imagine the impossible.

We’re not living through a revolution but a pandemic. And we hear *some* leaders promise what for so long we were told is impossible.

Why was it impossible?
Why was it impossible to:
- live in dignity
- ensure no one in our communities was hurt or suffering
- understand that the suffering of others affects us all
- understand that “I’m ok” is never enough
Why was it impossible to:
- spend more on health and education than military budgets
- understand that poverty should not exist, that we can end it
- ensure that everyone who wanted a home had one
- ensure that home was not where the hurt was because of abusive partners/parents
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#Coronavirus UPDATE & Resources
Mar 7th 9PM EST
The🌎stats:
-105,981 = 95 Countries & China
-3,586 have died🌎
-59,916 have recovered🌎
-80,695 Cases in 🇨🇳
-7,134 #SouthKorea
-5,883 #Italy
-5,823 #Iran
-949 France
#COVID19seattle #NC #WA #CA #MA #CT
1/8 #US #COVIDー19 Stats 👇🏾
2a) #US #COVID19 Update
March 6th 9PM EST
-424 #Coronavirus cases in US
-32 states have confirmed cases
-94 new cases as of 9pm
-15 have recovered
-17 have died #WA #CA
-US Citizens in Self-quarantine: 13,900+
-See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
#CoronavirusUSA #Houston #Chicago #NJ
Below you will see 3 things:
-The number of #coronavirus cases in the 32 states w/#COVID19
-The transmission origin - nearly half is community spread followed by an infected/sick person who lived in #Westchester who then infected 54 others
-chart showing the daily # of new cases
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#Coronavirus UPDATE & Resources
March 6th 9PM EST
The GLOBAL statistics:
-102,152 total in 🌎
-3,491have died🌎
-57,376 have recovered🌎
-80,651 Cases in 🇨🇳
-6,767 So #Korea
-4,747 #Iran
-4,636 #Italy
#Covid19nyc #NY #WA #CA #MA #TX #OK #IN #AZ
1/9 #US #COVIDー19 Stats 👇🏾
2a) #US #COVID19 Update
March 6th 9PM EST
-330 #Coronavirus cases in US
-26 states have confirmed cases
-98 new cases around the country
-15 have recovered
-14 have died #WA #CA
-US Citizens in Self-quarantine: 13,900+
-See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
#CoronavirusUSA #Seattle
2b) #US #COVID19 Update 03/06 9PM EST
State with most cases: #Washington - 84
County w/most cases: #KingCounty #WA
County w/most deaths: #Seattle
Most #coronavirus cases today: #CA
State with most self-quarantined individuals: #NY - 4,000
See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
#MD #NJ
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First of all it is patently untrue that governors “don’t testify.” @MartinOMalley personally testified on Marriage Equality, the Assault Weapons Ban, & MD’s Death Penalty Repeal. If you feel so strongly, why are you afraid to testify? @GovLarryHogan @LarryHogan
Seriously, @GovLarryHogan @LarryHogan you call a press conference to criticize Chairman @WillcSmithJr & run to the @baltimoresun to call for his resignation!? Your grandstanding is as breathtaking as it is galling!
The MDGA “already passed tougher mandatory minimum sentences on some gun offenders just two years ago, and those have done nothing to stop the violent crime rate in Baltimore.” @GovLarryHogan @LarryHogan baltimoresun.com/politics/bs-md…
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While all eyes are on the Kirwan bill, NAACP_LDF⁩ attys ⁦@AjmelQuereshi⁩ & ⁦@CaraMcClellan6⁩ remind everyone that we are in active litigation to compel MD to comply w/even greater constitutional funding requirements for #Baltimore City. baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/…
It’s important to know that there are limits to what #Kirwan can deliver for #Baltimore City schools.
Infrastructure must also be address. It’s a key part of our demand in the suit the @NAACP_LDF & @ACLU are pursuing on behalf of #Baltimore City students.
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HUD Secy Ben Carson is about to be on local news in Baltimore to tell us what the City needs. Interviewed by a "Sinclair national correspondent." I will live tweet.
He said Baltimore leaders should stop “the partisan bickering.” But of course, Baltimore has no real Republican Party in political leadership. There is no partisan bickering.
And..... that’s all he said b/c they then went to the “Sinclair National Correspondent” who told us what she claims Carson said to her about the need to partner with the private sector. And that was it. #Baltimore
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An important lens through which to view Gov Hogan’s aggressive shift of transportation priorities from public transit to roads & highways, including the devastating cancellation of the Red Line in #Baltimore. washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/janua…
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♦Indictments + Crime♦
Thread started November 20
and will continue indefinitely.
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Former #Baltimore Mayor
Catherine Pugh has been indicted on 11 counts of fraud, tax evasion + conspiracy, in a corrupt scheme involving her sales of a self-published children’s book series.
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Her legal troubles began earlier in the year, as reported in this May 2019 @PBS news report.

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2 others involved have already accepted plea deals.
Mrs. Pugh is expected to turn herself in today.
If found guilty on all charges and the maximum time given for each charge (highly unlikely) she could be given 100 years in prison.
More from @wjz
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Dear #Baltimore (a Thread)

300 murders this year. Same as last year. This high since the 2015 riots that rocked the nation.
Only 2250 officers currently serving the city. Down from 3350. And corruption found up and thru thr ranks. BPD Officers that I knew a few years ago were eager to retire. They were fed up with Baltimore crime. I don’t blame them. They’re only human. Everyone has a breaking point.
We won’t even talk about the GTTF and what a travesty that is on the BDP.
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This is bold. This is what it looks like when prosecutors won’t play along with propping up discredited police officers. Let’s first debunk myths: baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-…
This is not some rogue action by the @BaltimoreSAO. The MD General Assembly passed a bill last session giving the State’s Attorney the authority to seek these dismissals. baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-…
These cases will not just be “tossed out.” There is a process. First the @BaltimoreSAO reviewed thousands of cases involving these officers. The 800 selected will be subject to hearings before judges who will ultimately decide.
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