Headlines from HJM: Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Why Convicting Cops Is So Difficult

Publisher Name : VOA News
Sean Malone, a former chief counsel for the Baltimore Police Department who represented one of six police officers accused in the death of African American Freddie Gray in Baltimore in 2015, said the video evidence in the Chauvin case will be harder to refute.
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Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh expected to plead guilty to perjury in state case

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is expected to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of perjury in state court, the prosecutor says, before she departs later this month for federal prison in Alabama.
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Hogan names new leaders for Baltimore port and Maryland highways

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan named new leaders for Baltimore’s port and the state’s highway system on Tuesday.
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State employees, department leaders at odds over PPE distribution

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Members of the General Assembly Tuesday called for more oversight of how state departments are protecting employees from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Poll Shows Teachers, Parents and Voters Share Distance Learning Concerns

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A statewide poll shows that educators, parents and voters are universally concerned about distance learning.
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Amid protests, Barbera calls for ‘equal justice’ in Maryland

Publisher Name : The Daily Record
Maryland’s top judge called on the state’s judiciary and its 40,000 attorneys Tuesday night to ensure that racial minorities and the indigent are not shortchanged in the civil and criminal justice system.
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National study predicts up to 25,000 retailers could close this year

Publisher Name : Baltimore Business Journal
A national report out Tuesday predicts that a record of up to 25,000 retailers could close this year across the U.S. as Covid-19 continues to rattle the market.
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Baltimore County offering $1 million for tenants facing eviction amid coronavirus economic woes

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County is using $1 million from state and federal emergency assistance funds to launch its eviction prevention program, the county announced Tuesday.
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Racism and harsh comments in social media can hurt your business. Nothing should be ‘unexpected’ about that. | COMMENTARY

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
It was a lovely spring weekend for calling out Maryland business owners for statements condemned as racist at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement continued to protest police brutality in the wake of the killing of a black man, George Floyd, by Minneapolis police.
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Brandon Scott rides a late surge to a win over Dixon

Publisher Name : Baltimore Brew
A child of Park Heights, Scott scores a primary victory along with other new leaders promising equity and change
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Baltimore’s Democratic voters nominate Scott for mayor in narrow primary victory over former officeholder Dixon

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Brandon Scott has won the crowded Democratic primary for Baltimore mayor, making good on his campaign to “change the guard” at City Hall and usher in a new generation of leadership.
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