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.