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A Republican who, with the stroke of a pen, cancelled the Red Line, a rapid transit project that was potentially the greatest investment in Black communities in Baltimore.
The project imagined 10,000 construction jobs over years, an apprenticeship program at Edmondson HS for construction trades, small bus opportunities & most of all mobility for Black residents of the city to access jobs & education.
We filed a civil rights complaint with the Dept of Transportation naacpldf.org/press-release/… which (you guessed it) the Trump Admin’s DOT (Elaine Chao) closed w/o investigation.
Learn abt Gov Hogan’s cancellation of the #RedLine and our lawsuit here. theguardian.com/us-news/2015/d…
The Obama DOT was holding over $900 million for Baltimore’s #RedLine when Gov Hogan cancelled. Then Sen. Mikulski out it plainly:
When the Trump Admin DOT abruptly closed the investigation into our civil rights complaint challenging Gov Hogan’s decision I called it “shameful.” naacpldf.org/press-release/… Even more shameful for this Pres to now disparage the City his Admin & a Republican Gov treated this way.
How abt when the Trump Admin Dept under AG Jeff Sessions tried to scuttle the policing consent decree even though the DOJ’s own rpt showed an appalling pattern of unconstitutional policing? Thank goodness the fed judge refused to allow the DOJ to delay it. baltimoresun.com/maryland/balti…
Two excerpts describing #Baltimore from the 2016 DOJ report about unconstitutional policing that you must know to understand this City. justice.gov/opa/file/88336…
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