Tag: baltimore riots

The New Yorker Profiles Librarian of Congress, Former Enoch Pratt CEO Carla Hayden

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From her standpoint as the United States’ new top librarian, former Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO Carla Hayden still looks very fondly upon her 23 years spent leading Baltimore’s public library system.

Stephen Towns’ Newest Exhibition Chronicles Nat Turner’s Rebellion for a City Scarred by Uprisings

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Artist Stephen Towns vividly remembers the days after Freddie Gray died. He watched as Baltimore residents, many of them young black men, set fire to buildings, looted and tore apart areas of the city.

Police Arrested Freddie Gray Protesters Last Year by Surveilling Social Media

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Veggies/CC By SA 3.0

Officers were able to single out and arrest protesters with outstanding warrants during the Freddie Gray riots with help from a social media monitoring tool, the ACLU has found.

Report From Johns Hopkins Researchers Addresses Lingering Questions About Baltimore Riots

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cvsfireA few weeks ago, an independent report critical of the Baltimore Police Department’s handling of the riots that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral made a lot of recommendations with regard to better organization in the ranks, but did not address a few lingering questions central to analyses of the April 27 unrest. On Friday, a second report from Johns Hopkins University tackles some of those questions.

‘Major Shortcomings’ in Baltimore Police Leadership’s Response to Riots, Report Says

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cvsfireThere were too many people in the Command Center, police were unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with riots. Those are just a few of the takeaways from a new report on the Baltimore riots issued by an independent police agency on Monday.

Rite Aid Damaged in Riots Reopens in West Baltimore

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via Elijah Cummings/Twitter

A Rite Aid on Martin Luther King Blvd. that was looted and damaged in the rioting that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral was officially reopened on Tuesday.

Man Faces 4 Years in Jail for Burning CVS During Baltimore Riots

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cvsfireThe 24-year-old man who is accused of setting the CVS at Pennsylvania Ave. and North Ave. on fire during the riots that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral pleaded guilty on Wednesday. 

UB Puts ‘Divided Baltimore’ on the Fall Syllabus

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cvsfireWhen students return to class in the fall, the University of Baltimore is looking to help students continue the conversations that started during the spring’s protests and unrest. University officials are even writing it into the curriculum.

Federal Charges For Man Who Tossed Gun at Penn and North Following Riots

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tobinExactly a week after the April 27 rioting, riot police (and national TV reporters) were back at Penn and North after a gun went off while police chased a man through the intersection. On Friday, federal charges were filed against the man, Robert “Meech” Tucker, in connection with the incident.

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