An email obtained by the Baltimore Sun reveals that at the height of protests in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s death, former Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was untruthful about meeting with the 25-year-old’s family to quell tensions. The April 24 email from the Gray family attorney — one of nearly 7,000 emails and documents city officials […]

A request from State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to ban the release of evidence in the Freddie Gray case was rejected by a judge Monday, the Baltimore Sun reports. The request, brought forth by Mosby – who said she was concerned that defense attorneys would strategically release evidence that solely supported the officers – was denied […]

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 […]

An autopsy report obtained by the Baltimore Sun indicates that Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died in police custody in April, suffered from a “high-energy injury” to his neck and spine. Gray, whose death sparked weeks of protests in Baltimore, was unsecured when placed in a police van with shackled feet and hands. The deadly injury […]

After months full of turmoil surrounding the issue of police brutality in Baltimore, MD, the metropolis has now been named one of the most “Playful Cities” in America. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the announcement via Twitter Wednesday afternoon. For the third time, the city has owned the title given by the Humana Foundation’s Kaboom! initiative. Baltimore is so proud […]

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 […]

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 […]

The legendary Prince held a “Rally 4 Peace” concert in Baltimore in honor of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died in police custody last month, and the city’s residents weren’t the only notable attendees. Prince was joined on stage by singers Estelle and Miguel, but it was Beyonce and Jay Z‘s appearance backstage to […]

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Last week, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the deployment of thousands of Maryland National Guard troops to stand watch over Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death and the protests it sparked. On Tuesday, the state of emergency placed on the city during the bout of unrest was lifted and the heavily armed guardsmen were ordered […]

Just moments after Marilyn Mosby announced charges against the six police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, one of three co-founders of the liberation movement Black Lives Matter discussed the recent unrest in Baltimore, likening it to the 2010 massive protests against state violence in Egypt, Libya and other regions dubbed […]