Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is working with city officials to prepare for potential protests next week as the Freddie Gray court hearings begin. The Baltimore Sun reports that these precautions include coordinating with law enforcement agencies around the state, upgrading riot gear, and conducting crowd-control training.
This Week on WEAA
Eight months after the Justice Department announced new restrictions on racial profiling, Maryland has become the first state to implement guidelines prohibiting law enforcement officers from profiling based on race and other criteria. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who announced the guidelines on Tuesday, joins Sean Yoes to discuss racial cases in Maryland — including the current investigation of Freddie Gray, and the situation in Pocomoke City.
Blue Note Recording artist and multi Grammy award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard stopped by the WEAA studios at the end of June to chop it up with the Bassman.
It’s all about the Ladies on the latest release of Grammy Award winning percussionist, drummer, composer and producer Terri Lyne Carrington.
In the Community
The annual Back to School Fresh Start Family Festival will be on August 22 in Clifton Park. The event offers youth job training, health screenings, and school supplies.