Prestigious Baltimore College Tries Again For Armed Campus Police

After roughly two-year pause, Johns Hopkins University is moving ahead with plans for a private, armed police force.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - MARCH 28: A couple throw a frisbee for a dog on the campus of The Johns Hopkins University on March 28, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. The school is shut down due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Latest statistics show that by end of August, Baltimore homicides were up 7%, non-fatal shootings had increased by 13% and violent crime was up 8%, compared to this time last year.
  • Hopkins last week released a draft of its memorandum of understanding with the Baltimore Police Department, establishing  framework for their division of duties.
  • Plan critics say force will lead to over-policing, racial profiling and possibly even police brutality.


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