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 […]

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 […]

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A Baltimore police investigation does not support some of the charges announced by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for the six officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death, CNN reports. According to the site, the most serious of charges — second-degree murder for officer Caesar Goodson — is not supported by the investigation, the site writes. […]

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 […]