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WYPR News
12:27 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Tension, But No Injuries, From Penn-North Gunshot

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:26 pm

A week after Baltimore’s mostly peaceful protests turned into riots, tensions flared again after a shot rang out at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North Avenues. Officers pursued a man carrying a handgun, which the police department says discharged when the revolver was dropped.

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U.S.
5:59 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

With Baltimore Unrest, More Debate Over 'Broken Windows' Policing

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (center), City Police Commissioner William Bratton (second from right) and other NYPD officers address a news conference on Jan. 5. There is debate surrounding the citywide increase of low-level crime enforcement, otherwise known as the broken windows approach to policing.
Richard Drew AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 7:12 am

Police departments across the country are under pressure to rethink their most aggressive tactics — and it's not just flashpoints like Ferguson and Baltimore. The New York Police Department is on the defensive about its long-standing approach known as "broken windows" policing.

Simply put, broken windows is the idea that police should aggressively crack down on low-level offenses to stop bigger crimes from happening. It's been copied all over the country, but now critics in New York say broken windows needs fixing.

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Shots - Health News
2:04 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Triage And Treatment: Untold Health Stories From Baltimore's Unrest

Baltimore residents clean up outside a CVS store Tuesday, after an evening of riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray.
Evan Vucci AP

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 12:48 pm

Over the last week, Baltimore's unrest has captured the nation's attention. Images of burning cars, the sounds of angry protesters and then peace rallies have dominated the airwaves and headlines.

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Riots
2:21 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

On The Day After, Baltimoreans Shine

Rufus Roundtree and Da B'more Brass Factory
Credit Mary Rose Madden

The intersection of North Ave. and Pennsylvania Ave. was a site of heartbreak on Monday night for many as the riot raged on.  On Tuesday, Baltimoreans were looking to help – and heal. Throughout the city, there were cleanups, prayer vigils, and meetups at community centers.  By the end of the day, you might have thought that Baltimoreans were exhausted. But that just wasn’t the case.

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News
1:10 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

IMP: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Balancing Act

Fraser Smith talks to The Baltimore Sun's Luke Broadwater about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's decision-making throughout the last few days. 

Baltimore City
8:57 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Most Obey Curfew, Though Some Protesters Push Back

The Maryland National Guard was activated to assist local law enforcement officials with peacekeeping operations in the city during recent protests.

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 12:03 pm

The streets of Baltimore were relatively clear after 10 o’clock on Tuesday night, due to a curfew instituted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Black after rioters destroyed buildings and set fires across the city.

In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, home to Freddie Gray, where demonstrations throughout the day took on a fairly festive tone, many people streamed away as night fell and the curfew loomed. But a handful of activists committed to stay out and test the police.

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Baltimore City
8:56 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Baltimore Cleans Up After Night Of Looting, Riots

Rubble, a solitary elevator shaft are all that are left of the nearly-complete Mary Harvin Center in Broadway East. The corner store next door was also damaged by the fire.

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 6:19 pm

Across Baltimore on Tuesday, volunteers and city workers fanned out to clean up damage caused by looters and riots last night after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from injuries suffered in police custody.

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Baltimore City
8:53 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Baltimore Update: A Forceful Mom And A Fan-Free Baseball Game

A woman in Baltimore holds a sign Tuesday night telling protesters to go home; a curfew and community intervention are being credited with helping ease tensions in the city.
John Taggart EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 2:15 pm

The streets of Baltimore were quieter Tuesday night, a day after vandalism and rioting forced officials to implement a curfew. Today, the Orioles plan to play an MLB game without an audience, and a woman who yanked her son away from potential trouble is making headlines.

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Developing
12:27 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

As Curfew Goes Into Effect, Baltimore Police Clear Defiant Crowds

A man on a bicycle greets Maryland state troopers on Tuesday in the aftermath of rioting in Baltimore.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 7:05 am

Updated at 10:55 p.m. ET:

As the curfew declared by Baltimore's mayor goes into effect, a number of protesters — hundreds, according to The Associated Press — are refusing to leave the streets, and are facing off against gathered police officers.

Protesters threw objects at the police when they first advanced on the crowd, and police responded with smoke grenades and flash grenades at about 10:25 p.m.

To the southeast, National Guard troops could be seen stationed in the city's Inner Harbor entertainment district.

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Baltimore City
9:56 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Politics And Emotion Set Tone Of Freddie Gray Funeral

Funeral services for Freddie Gray were held at New Shiloh Baptist Church in West Baltimore where the atmosphere was emotionally and politically charged.

Originally published on Tue April 28, 2015 9:26 am

Before the riots broke out in West Baltimore Monday afternoon, speakers at the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray at New Shiloh Baptist Church called for justice and reform.

The Rev. Jamal Bryant, pastor of the Empowerment Temple AME Church, delivered an impassioned eulogy called "Breaking the Box."

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