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Baltimore Police Officer Caught On Video Slapping/Kicking Teenager Avoids Felony Charges

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Baltimore Officer avoids felony child abuse charges for assaulting a teenager A Baltimore police officer who was caught on a viral video slapping and kicking a teenager  and was then subsequently charged with second-degree felony child abuse, second-degree assault, and misconduct in office has avoided the felony child abuse charges.  The original …

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Injustice in Baltimore: Kwame Rose, Well Known Baltimore Activist, Found Guilty Of Failing To Obey Order During Freddie Gray Demonstration

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Well known activist and artist Kwame Rose was found guilty Tuesday of failing to obey an order from law enforcement while protesting the December mistrial of a Baltimore police officer charged with negligence following the death of Freddie Gray. His attorneys have promised to fight this verdict through appeal. Rose, …

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WATCH: Video From A Baltimore School Shows School Officer Kicking And Slapping A Teenager–And It Turns Out The Officer Had A History Of Misconduct

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Two school officers and Baltimore Schools Police Chief Marshall Goodwin were put on administrative leave Wednesday as the Baltimore Police Department began investigating a deeply-troubling video of an officer slapping, kicking, and cursing a teenager which is going viral around the country. CBS Baltimore WJZ first brought the video to the …

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Maryland High School Student Makes Video Slamming Black Lives Matter, Says “Who Cares About Some Black Man Who Dies?”

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Well, if it feels like we’ve written this story before, it’s because practically every week it takes on a different iteration. Previously, it was high school students in Phoenix taking a senior photo with a racial slur, and today its a white Maryland high school student making a video criticizing …

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Are Baltimore Prosecutors Intentionally Mishandling/Delaying The Trials Of Freddie Gray’s Alleged Killers?

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We’ve consistently seen our criminal justice system behave much more benevolently when the defendants are law enforcement officers: Are the Freddie Gray trials just the latest example? Via Slate: Jury selection in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was allegedly killed, lasted …

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In Freddie Gray case, officer awaiting retrial must take the stand against van driver, receives immunity for testimony

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There is no precedent for the ruling of Baltimore circuit court judge Barry Williams.  The judge will allow William Porter, who currently is waiting for a new trial after his own ended in a mistrial, to take the stand against the van driver Caesar Goodson in his second degree murder …

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Rigged System: Report Finds Baltimore is a National Leader in Evictions, as 7,000 Households, Overwhelmingly Black, Are Thrown out on the Street Each Year

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“Baltimore is in the news again, not just for the killing of Black men by the police, but also for emerging as a center of the national eviction crisis.  A report by the Public Justice Center, a civil legal aid organization, sounds the alarm on the problem of evictions, which …

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