Bill 17-0117, with co-sponsors Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Shannon Sneed and Mary Pat Clarke, is scheduled to come before the Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee for a hearing at 10 a.m. on February 6.Read More
"It is absolutely essential that we get to the bottom of all of what's being alleged in this case," Councilman Zeke Cohen told ABC2.
Cohen goes on to call the crimes and allegations involving Suiter and the department horrendous and upsetting.
"I'm frustrated by what we're seeing coming from this trial, coming from that DOJ report. We have got to make sure this police department is clean that it is accountable."Read More
"You can't be afraid of conflict," Cohen said Wednesday. "Nothing is going to get better if we remain 'two Baltimores.' I think where our city has struggled is we often have conversations in silos and we have a hard time talking to each other across lines of difference. We saw some of that last night.
"People are hungry for civic engagement. Yes, it’s messy. But they want to be engaged they want to see better. As painful and as wrenching it was, it’s good for our city."Read More
"What I'm seeing in a resolution I'm introducing today in the City Council is that this is a crisis of enduring injustice. That when I was a teacher, and this was a several years ago, we didn't have heat, we didn't have air conditioning, we didn't have drinkable running water because there was lead in the pipes and those conditions in our schools persist until today.Read More
Baltimore City Council's education committee chair, Zeke Cohen, called conditions in some city public schools a "crisis of enduring injustice." He's calling for immediate and ongoing collaboration among city, state and federal officials to improve learning environments.Read More
Baltimore Councilman Zeke Cohen proposed an emergency resolution Monday in support of Baltimore City Public School students.Read More
Councilman Zeke Cohen, who represents the southeast part of Baltimore, explained on social media that "the inhumane conditions facing students in Baltimore constitutes a crisis of enduring injustice. Today, I introduced a Resolution calling for immediate collaboration between City, State, and Federal officials. Education is a right, not a luxury."Read More
"These problems have been going on for years and years and years, and now is the time for all of us to work together across partisan lines, across city, state and the federal government, to fix what we know is broken in our school system," Cohen said.Read More
Calling the conditions "unacceptable," Councilman Zeke Cohen said he would "fight until my last breath for our schools to get the funding they deserve."Read More
"So, if we had a Willie Don Bull-by-the-Horns Award, I’d give it to Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen for taking on Sheriff DeWees, inviting him to Fells Point for breakfast and a talk. A week later, Carroll’s schools superintendent announced the lifting of the ban on field trips. Props to Cohen. That’s leadership."Read More
Last week, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen met with Sheriff DeWees for a bi-partisan meeting to work towards a solution. DeWees changed his recommendation, and on Friday, CCPS said it would restore field trips to the city.Read More
The relaxing of the ban came a week after Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen, a Democrat, invited DeWees, a Republican, to his Southeast Baltimore district for breakfast at the Modern Cook Shop in Fells Point.Read More
Last week, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen met with DeWees for a bi-partisan meeting to work toward a solution.
"We will do everything in our power to keep his (Sheriff Dewees/Carroll County) children and our (Baltimore) children safe, because despite its challenges, Baltimore is beautiful. Our city is a cultural gem," Cohen said.Read More
Our guests this afternoon are two of the newest members of the Baltimore City Council. They join us on Midday to reflect on their service and the urgent affairs of the city, as they complete their first year in office.Read More
"This is why I love Baltimore so much. We have young people who may have had their own challenges and struggles, but are out here giving because they believe in this city," said Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen.Read More
At a time of record violence, the proposal would award millions annually to community-led organizations working to uplift Baltimore youth and address the root causes of violenceRead More