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Why a Crazy Amount of Drugs Just Flooded Baltimore's Streets

Enough drugs out there to keep city 'intoxicated for a year': commissioner

(Newser) - The unrest in Baltimore that took place in late April after the death of Freddie Gray veered into violence and looting , and some of the effects of that are just now being made clear. The Baltimore Sun reports "an extraordinary amount" of drugs were taken from 27 of the...

The 6 Baltimore Cops Charged

All have posted bond and been released

(Newser) - All six Baltimore cops charged in Freddie Gray's death have been released after posting bond. Here's a quick look, with info from the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun :
  • Officer Caesar Goodson Jr: The 45-year-old was driving the van that transported Gray and is the only one to

All 6 Baltimore Officers Are in Custody

Van driver faces more than 60 years in prison

(Newser) - All six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are now in custody. "No one is above the law in our city," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake after the charges were announced, reports AP . The defendants are officers Caesar Goodson Jr., William Porter, Edward Nero, Garrett...

Michael Moore: Disarm Cops

He also calls for release of all black people imprisoned for drug crimes

(Newser) - Michael Moore isn't big on incremental solutions. In a series of tweets today that keep gathering steam, Moore called for the disarming of police and for the release of all black prisoners jailed for drug crimes or non-violent offenses, reports the Hill . He likened prison to a "modern...

Baltimore Protesters Going Free Amid Court Logjam

Without charges filed, more than 100 were going home today

(Newser) - About half of the people arrested in Baltimore's unrest earlier this week were being released from custody this evening because police haven't gotten their paperwork in order, reports NBC News . The network says 101 demonstrators were walking out of the city's booking facility because no charges had...

Weird: Orioles Win Inside Empty Stadium

Baltimore riots meant fans had to stay away

(Newser) - The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 today in a game notable for this announcement at Camden Yards: "Today's official paid attendance is zero." This week's Baltimore riots resulted in an unprecedented fans-free contest described by the AP as "one of the strangest...

Baltimore Officials Preaching Non-Violence Are Hypocrites

Ta-Nehisi Coates: How can the state dole out violence and yet condemn it, too?

(Newser) - Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates grew up around where yesterday's riots started, and he's written one of the most talked-about responses to the violence in the Atlantic . In the essay, he takes issue with city officials' "well-intended" pleas for non-violence, given that they come in a city where...

Orioles Will Play Tomorrow—Before an Empty Stadium

Game in Baltimore is closed to the public

(Newser) - The Baltimore Orioles will have an unusual box score tomorrow—fan attendance will be zero. The league today announced that the team will play the White Sox tomorrow afternoon, but the game will be closed to the public, reports AP . The violence after Freddie Gray's funeral previously forced the...

Obama on Riots: Let's Not 'Feign Concern,' Move On

'Slow-rolling crisis' much larger than a police issue, says president

(Newser) - President Obama took a question on the Baltimore riots today during a news conference with Japan's Shinzo Abe and ended up talking for nearly 15 minutes about what he termed the "slow-rolling crisis" enveloping America, reports the New York Times . "This isn't new, and we shouldn'...

Baltimore Mayor's Ill-Chosen Words Made Things Worse

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake under fire for 'wished to destroy' remark

(Newser) - On Saturday, Baltimore's mayor described a "very delicate balancing act" of allowing people to protest and maintaining order in the wake of Freddie Gray's death. "We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. At the...

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