A fire consumed the home of the mother who dragged her son away from the Baltimore riots. The family is now homeless.
Maryland Appeals Court orders Baltimore Officer William Porter to testify against fellow police officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. The prosecutor argues that Porter is an invaluable witness in the state's case.
Raymon Carter pled guilty to a federal charge of rioting that resulted in the April 27 blaze.
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 5:00 PM ET According to the Associated Press, Judge Barry Williams announced Tuesday that Officer William Porter will be the first officer charged in the unlawful arrest and death of Freddie Gray to go on trial. Porter was accused of “failing to provide of request medical care” for Gray during […]
Not engaging with protesters on the day of Freddie Gray’s funeral was not a deliberate police slow-down, but a tactic used to protect officers and citizens, Baltimore police commanders tell the Baltimore Sun. The practice of standing down while protesters “looted, raided business and attacked officers,” the Baltimore Sun writes, was a way to prioritize […]
Lawyers for the six officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case have filed papers to have the trial moved out of Baltimore, arguing they cannot get a “fair and impartial trial” in the city, according to the Baltimore Sun. In an 85-page motion filed Wednesday, the legal team requests a change of venue, […]
Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday that a grand jury has returned indictments on all six officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray. Gray, 25, died in April a week after he was arrested, shackled, and placed in a van unrestrained by the officers. An autopsy revealed the Baltimore native died from a severe […]
In a recent article for American Banker titled Lessons from Baltimore: ‘Middle-Class Folks Don’t Riot,’ John Hope Bryant, President and CEO of Operation Hope, wrote: “Our goal as a society should be to bring economic opportunity to these neighborhoods. That starts with financial education and ends with making free enterprise work for all.” Bryant joined Roland Martin Wednesday […]
Jay Z’s meeting with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his behind the scenes maneuvering to help players like LeBron James get “I Can’t Breathe” shirts in the wake of Eric Garner’s death have been well documented. But according to social activist and author dream hampton, the Carters are also financially contributing to help those […]
The conversation surrounding police brutality in Black communities often excludes women of color, despite their very imperative role, and in many cases, the sacrifices they make. While Michael Brown Jr., Eric Garner,Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray have all become symbols of state violence against marginalized communities, names like Rekia Boyd, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tanesha Anderson, and Natasha McKenna are […]
An early estimate of the damage done in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray — the 25-year-old man who died in police custody in April — has totaled up to $9 million, the Baltimore Sun reports. The estimate, handed down by the Small Business Administration Wednesday, isn’t official. Authorities anticipate that number will increase […]
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