Day 60, originally uploaded by Unbowed.

I’m not sure how to take the news that the Baltimore Police Department will no longer inform the public about officers who kill/wound citizens in the process of carrying out their duties.

Yes, you heard that right. The Baltimore Sun, like many other big city papers is a shell of its former self–it didn’t even report the police department’s move. But combine the slow death of journalism as we know it, with government move away from transparency?

We can celebrate the rise of bloggers all we want. But even 10,000 bics (sorry, 20th century reference, I mean “lit up cell phones”) can’t provide enough light to read in the dark.