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Part of Thursday's hearing will discuss whether one of the cops charged should testify against his colleagues.
"You would not necessarily expect that the next jury will look at the evidence the same way that this jury has looked at it."
Video shows the man fall to the ground among a group of protesters as more police rush in and drag away the man.
A verdict is likely to set the tone for the city.
“The media tends to focus a lot on the distress in these neighborhoods, but the fact is, many people call these neighborhoods home.”
The report from the police union in Baltimore differs greatly from a forthcoming after-action report on the police response
With any luck, the tragedy of Baltimore will be our last and a significant number of Americans may no longer live in fear of those hired to protect and serve them. However, luck has been in short supply for the everyman.
In support of the UK premiere of his flick, “Top Five,” comedian-actor Chris Rock conducted an interview with The Guardian
The 21st century has skewed off plan and begun to break open. Its self-designated guardians and explainers look on, at times, confused. "But at least 15 police officers have been hurt, 200 arrests, 144 vehicle fires -- these are statistics. There's no excuse for that kind of violence, right?"
The racial state formed as a result of the institution of slavery, as predicated on white supremacist beliefs illustrated in segregation after 1896, has been transformed into a structural crisis faced by urban black communities today.
The Baltimore Sun newspaper said the artist was expected to perform a protest song, dubbed "Baltimore," which has not been
During a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Freeman candidly expressed his thoughts on the unrest that has unfolded in
We should not have to take to the streets every time a Black person is killed by police. Demanding accountability for individual injustices is very important. But we also need to use our voices and our power to change the systemic, structural inequality that will continue to result in police violence and abuse against Black people.
This week, the nation's eyes were on Baltimore and the protests over the death of Freddie Gray. The media, once again, focused only on the most sensationalized elements -- in this case, a CVS being looted, footage of which looped endlessly -- ignoring both the long historical context for the anger and the substance of the more representative non-violent protests. But those protesters' calls for justice were, in fact, being heard. On Friday, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged the six officers involved in Gray's arrest with a range of crimes including murder and manslaughter. "I've heard your call for 'no justice, no peace,'" she said in announcing the charges. Whatever happens in this particular case, it's clear the problems with our justice system go beyond Baltimore. A start on fixing them would be putting as bright a spotlight on the underlying issues as we do on a looted drug store.
“If you’re living in a million dollar house how could you relate to living in the hood getting pushed? You good,” he added