Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Delusional): Wealth Needs To Be Spread More In Baltimore

This is Democratic failure in a nutshell. Democrats have been in charge for 50 years in Baltimore, but somehow it’s Republicans fault.

Third highest spending on public schools and still lousy, but ‘uneven distribution’ is the cause, according to Rep. Edwards. So ask the Democrats in charge, what are they doing with the money?

HT: U.S. Patriot 1776

Harvard Faculty Blindly Backs Democrats 96% Of The Time…

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Another Ivy League Institution of indoctrination.

Via FOX News

Republicans running for president might as well skip any fundraisers at Ivy League universities like Harvard, where a new analysis shows 96 percent of faculty donations over the last three years went to Democrats.

Academia in general, and the elite northeastern schools in particular, have long been seen as a bastion for left-wing professors. Nationally, about two-thirds of college professors say they are liberal and less than a tenth identify themselves as conservative, according to one study. The imbalance at Harvard, uncovered by the student newspaper Harvard Crimson surprised even Harvard administrators.

“I am amazed at how high that number is,” Harvard Dean Michael D. Smith told the Crimson.

In the presidential race in 2012, every one of the eight universities in the Ivy League saw more than 90 percent of faculty donations go to Obama. Some say that shows a troubling lack of ideological diversity on campuses and could lead to students getting biased educations.

“It is a shame that our greatest universities have become ideologically monolithic,” Georgetown law professor Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz told FoxNews.com. “At many of these schools, including Georgetown Law School, most students will graduate without ever laying eyes on a single Republican professor.”

One Harvard faculty member, who does not share his colleague’s politics, declined to even discuss the ideological dynamic on campus.

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GoFundMe Pulls Page For #Baltimore Cops, But They Leave Up Page Raising Money For Looters…Update: Go Fund Me Pulls Looter Page

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Go Fund Me pulled the page that the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police had put up to support the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The reasoning was because they had been charged with crimes, which violated the Go Fund Me rules.

It allegedly violated this provision:

“Campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts”

So then why is this page still up? It is set up specifically to support charged looters, three people in particular, including one who was charged for busting up a police car, Allen Bullock (see pictures). It frankly could also violate other provisions in the Go Fund me rules, including gang or organized violence.

The page has raised $8,449 at the time of this writing.

Go Fund Me complaint contact page is at http://www.gofundme.com/contact

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Update:

Looks like they got enough complaints and pulled the page. Awwww….
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Jimmy Carter: Israel Denying Hamas-Run Gaza The “Dignity They Deserve”…

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Disgrace.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that eight months after a bloody war in the Gaza Strip the situation there remains “intolerable.”

Carter and his delegation were supposed to visit the isolated territory but earlier this week called it off siting unspecified security concerns. Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, Carter said he was still determined to work for a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.

“What we have seen and heard only strengthens our determination to work for peace,” he said. “The situation in Gaza is intolerable. Eight months after a devastating war, not one destroyed house has been rebuilt and people cannot live with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

More than 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the 50-day summer war between Israeli forces and Hamas militants who fired rockets into Israel.

Earlier in the day, Carter, 90, visited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah and laid a wreath on the grave of former leader Yasser Arafat.

Carter was accompanied by Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former prime minister of Norway and fellow member of his Elders group.

Chapel Hill, NC Homeowners “Green” Heating Units Fail In The Cold…

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The fix is to pour hot water on the pipes.

Via WRAL

During February’s bitter chill, some Chapel Hill homeowners found that the homes they bought with the environment in mind could not keep up. Their brand-new heating systems suddenly stopped working when it got too cold!

At first the complaints were a trickle, but 5 On Your Side discovered the problem could end up affecting thousands of homeowners.

The “green” furnaces called 90 percent energy efficient are installed in most new homes and are a top choice for those who are replacing their furnace. They’ve become a big problem for some homebuyers in the Triangle’s largest all-green community, Chatham County’s Briar Chapel.[…]

Carolyn Carlo thought her move to Briar Chapel would yield a trouble-free and environmentally responsible retirement. Then, during the winter of 2014, her heating system failed. Condensation on her furnace froze the unit.

“We have a green house, green energy, all this high efficiency, but we don’t have heat,” she said. “I mean it’s ridiculous.”

Carlo’s neighbor, Eugene Stern said his indoor temperature dropped to 51 degrees.

Just as ridiculous, they say, was the solution that builder MI Homes offered for Carlo and Stern.

“Go outside of the house, and take a bucket of hot water, and, umm, pour it on the pipe,” Stern described.

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The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center Expects Influx Of Syrians…

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The Refugee Center should be expecting an influx of Afghani translators that worked for the US Military, who were promised visas but are still waiting, and threatened with death by the Taliban.

Via Twin Falls Times-News

The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center is expecting an influx of Syrian refugees starting in October.

Projections show the center will likely receive 300 refugees from around the world during the upcoming federal fiscal year. That’s the same number as this year.

Refugee Center director Zeze Rwasama anticipates the biggest populations of newcomers will be from Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“That can change at any time depending on what’s out there,” he said. The U.S. Department of State approves the number of refugees coming to Twin Falls.

There aren’t any Syrians in Twin Falls yet, Rwasama said, but the Refugee Center is prepared for the influx. “We’re not anticipating any challenges.”

Worldwide, aid groups are calling on the United States to do more to help Syrians displaced by a five-year civil war.[…]

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard said during a recent visit to Lebanon that between 1,000 and 2,000 Syrian refugees will be brought to the U.S. by the end of September and several thousand more in 2016.

CSI’s Refugee Center has already resettled more than 1,000 refugees from Iraq, the neighboring country to Syria, and many speak Arabic.

“Culture wise, we’re familiar with what we’re going to get,” Rwasama said, although newcomers may have different education or work backgrounds.

Children will enroll in the Twin Falls School District’s Newcomer Center, with locations at Lincoln Elementary School, Robert Stuart Middle School and Canyon Ridge High School.

The district hasn’t received notification yet about which populations of refugees will arrive next year, spokeswoman Eva Craner said.

Typically, Twin Falls schools have more than 100 refugee students and about 20 languages are spoken.

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Report: ISIS Has Executed Over 200 People Every Month In Syria Over Last 10 Months…

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Religion of Peace™

Via AINA:

Since the establishment of its self-proclaimed caliphate in parts of northern Iraq and Syria in June last year, the Islamic State group has executed over 2,150 people in Syria alone, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in a statement released Tuesday. This number includes over 1,300 civilians and nearly 530 Syrian government troops.

“We believe that the real number of people that have been killed by IS is higher than the number documented by SOHR because there are hundreds of missing and detainees inside IS jails, and because there are dozens of Kurds who are still been missing since the beginning of IS attack on the countryside of Kobani in September 16,” the U.K.-based organization said, in the statement.

Moreover, this number does not include the killings in ISIS-held territories in Iraq, and the recent spate of executions of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. However, even if the Observatory’s estimate is taken as an exact figure, it adds up to 215 executions every month, or an average of seven executions daily over the last 10 months.

“Charges have ranged from insulting God (blasphemy), spying for the benefit of the Nusayri [Alawite] regime, sodomy and dealing and supporting YPG [Kurdish forces],” the Observatory said, in the statement.

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NYPD Officer In Coma After Being Shot In Face By Black Suspect…Update: Karma: Suspect Couldn’t Run Because He Had Sagging Pants

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Prayers out to this young officer…

Via NY Post:

A city cop was critically wounded by a cowardly ex-con who blasted two bullets into his head on a Queens street Saturday evening — the fifth NYPD officer to be shot in as many months.

Plainclothes officer Brian Moore, 25, was in a medically induced coma after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

The suspected gunman, Demetrius Blackwell, was in custody Saturday night after allegedly firing at Moore as the cop approached in an unmarked police car.

“He’s far from out of the woods,” one law-enforcement source said of Moore, who was in surgery for more than four hours.

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Update:

A father and daughter who lived nearby pointed out to the police where Blackwell went and noted this:

“The pants were too low, he couldn’t run with them,” said the father, who has lived at the house 10 years. “He was walking fast, he was pushing the gun down into his pants.”

Blackwell had also served seven years in prison on attempted murder charges. He was released from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate Dannemora in June 2008.

Charlotte, NC Bar’s ‘Wonka Meme’ Causes Butt Hurt With Baltimore Rioters…

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Simple and to the point.

Via Inquisitr

The above meme was posted on Bar Charlotte’s then-public Instagram account. (It has since been switched to private according to Opposing Views).

The posting definitely kicked up a fuss, and that fuss spilled over from the bar’s Instagram account to its Twitter and Facebook feeds as well.

Bar Charlotte has since done a good job scrubbing negative posts from their pages, but the traces of outrage are still pretty easy to find.

Bar Charlotte on serious damage control when the damage was already done. #BoycottBarCharlotte
— Erick Lottary (@Lotta910) April 28, 2015

Won’t be patronizing @BARCHARLOTTE. They posted this only to erase it. PLS RT #CLT pic.twitter.com/6JFPKwXg1O — Steven J. Gaither (@stevenjgaither) April 28, 2015

The Baltimore Riots are still a hot-button issue, and it probably wasn’t in the bar’s best interests to “go there” with a Condescending Wonka meme that essentially exonerated police before the full details of the investigation were made public.

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New Turkish Documentary Featuring PM Erdogan Claims Jewish Conspiracy To Control The World…

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This is the same guy who Obama claimed was one of his closest friends among world leaders.

Via Ynet:

A documentary recently aired on pro-government Turkish news channel A Haber has sparked a new debate about anti-Semitism in Turkey, home to approximately 17,000 Jews.

The film, called Üst Akıl (Mastermind) and also published on major pro-government newspaper websites such as Sabah, claims that Jewish people have conspired to dominate the world for 3,500 years.

Several academics, journalists, and Etyen Mahçupyan, former adviser to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, appear in the film, which is based in part on a speech given by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last December.

Mastermind opens with the speech, in which Erdoğan describes “operations” against Turkey. “Behind all these there is a mastermind,” he explains, before telling his audience “you know who it is.”

The narrator then says this mastermind, who “rules, burns, destroys, starves the world, creates wars, organizes revolutions and coups, establishes states within states, (and is) the curse of the entire world,” can be found “in Jerusalem, where the sons of Israel live,” before delving into a conspiratorial tirade of historical manipulation.

“This is pretty much the worldview in the AKP now,” says writer and political commentator Mustafa Akyol, referring to Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party.

“The message they’re pumping into society is (that there is) a global Jewish conspiracy against the AKP.”

Islamic State Executes 600 Yazidis In Northern Iraq….

Via Aranews:

On Friday the so-called Sharia Court of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) reportedly executed 600 hostages from the Yezidi community of Shingal (Sinjar) in the Talafar district in northern Iraq.

The group piled the bodies into the well of Alo Antar on al-Ayyadiya highway, local sources reported.

Shahin Shingali, a fighter in the ranks of the Peshmerga forces, stated to ARA News that since Friday the IS radicals transferred nearly 700 Yezidi hostages to Talafar.

“Without a direct intervention by the international community, Iraq will be witnessing more genocides against innocent people at the hands of the IS terrorists,” Shingali said.

Aseel al-Nujaifi, governor of Nineveh province in Iraq, confirmed on Friday that the IS terrorists executed hundreds of Yezidi captives.

Alleged Police Insider Says Freddie Gray Had Been Dealing Drugs, Had Heroin In System

Interesting claim. What Marilyn Mosby is missing in her assertion that there was no ‘probable cause to arrest’ is that suspects are often stopped to be questioned in such situations, a high dug area with a known drug suspect. If he then runs, naturally they believe he has drugs on him.

The source seems definitive about the toxicology report, less sure about why they would not claim a drug deal took place. Further, what happened to the other man stopped and why wouldn’t the officers at least in later questioning have mentioned all this? Or is this being sat on by the clearly biased prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby?

Israel Warns Of Terror Attack Threat Against Jews In Tunisia…

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Via Yahoo:

Jerusalem (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Saturday that Israel had learned of “concrete threats” of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.

The Tunisian government quickly denied the claims, saying no such threats existed.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office said: “Information indicates that there are plans for terrorist attacks against Israelis or Jews in Tunisia.”

But a senior official in the Tunisian interior ministry, who asked not to be named, told AFP: “We have nothing on that. There are no threats.”

The threats are connected to the Lag BaOmer Jewish festival, which will be celebrated on May 7, Netanyahu’s statement claimed.

It urged Jews not to visit Tunisia during the festival.

Thousands of pilgrims visit the tombs of famous rabbis for Lag BaOmer, including on Tunisia’s holiday island of Djerba, where one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world still lives.

Several thousand Jews from France and Israel make the trip to the island every year, where 19 people died in an attack on the ancient El Ghriba synagogue in 2002 blamed on Al-Qaeda.

Tunisia has been trying to reassure foreign visitors they will be safe since 21 tourists were killed in a jihadist attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in March.

Great: Experts Predict Robots Will Take Over 30% Of Our Jobs By 2025…

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As if the jobs picture didn’t look cloudy already…

Via Business Insider:

There’s a BakeBot robot whipping up fresh cookies at MIT; hospitals are now employing medical robots to assist their doctors; and a robot named Baxter can beat any human at the popular logic game Connect Four, among many other tasks.

“Historically what we thought was that robots would do things that were the three D’s: dangerous, dirty, and dull,” explains Ryan Calo, professor at University of Washington School of Law with an expertise in robotics. “Over time, the range of things that robots can do has extended.”

Their abilities will only continue to expand. Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, anticipates that by 2029 robots will have reached human levels of intelligence.

Many people fear a jobless future — and their anxiety is not unwarranted: Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm, predicts that one-third of jobs will be replaced by software, robots, and smart machines by 2025.

Artificial intelligence and robots are not just challenging blue-collar jobs; they are starting to take over white-collar professions as well. Financial and sports reporters, online marketers, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and financial analysts are already in danger of being replaced by robots.

While one camp of experts predict that several unlucky Americans will be pushed out of work in the near future, others argue that this increase in computing prowess will simply eliminate old jobs and introduce new ones, resulting in a net-zero effect — or even an increase in jobs. New technology means new products and services, they argue, as we saw during the Industrial Revolution.

Experts are calling this movement the “Second Machine Age,” as it is comparable to what we saw 200 years ago with the invention of the steam engine and the machine age that ensued.

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Slick Willie “Mistakenly” Misreports Taxable Income As Tax-Free Donations…

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Ha, “mistakenly”.

Via Townhall:

Once again, mistakes — passive voice — were made:

“The foundation has also come under scrutiny for failing to clear all foreign government donations through an agreed-upon State Department vetting process when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and for failing to identify foreign government donations on tax returns. Fact-checkers this week challenged the foundation’s claims that it’s barred by Canadian privacy laws from revealing the names of more than 1,000 mostly foreign donors to a joint Clinton-Giustra nonprofit registered in Vancouver, British Columbia. It acknowledged in response to POLITICO’s questions that it mischaracterized as foundation donations money from the China Overseas Real Estate Development and the U.S.-Islamic World Conference. That money was actually honoraria paid for Bill Clinton speeches by those entities, said foundation officials, who added this week those were the only mistakes “we are aware of.”

Well, aside from all the undisclosed foreign donations (followed by empirically bogus excuses), and, you know, the tens of millions in foreign government payments that weren’t reported in tax filings over at least five years. CBS News reported on several elements of Clinton’s anti-transparency machinations last evening:

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Jeb Bush Still Won’t Sign Grover’s Anti-Tax Pledge…

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On top of not signing the pledge, he wouldn’t flat-out answer if he’d promise not to raise taxes…

Via Real Clear Politics:

Jeb Bush wanted to talk about tax reform, which he hopes to make central to his presidential bid.

But, at a National Review summit in Washington on Thursday, the discussion pivoted to Bush’s refusal to sign Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.

“Is there any circumstance in which you would take that pledge?” asked National Review Editor Rich Lowry.

“No,” Bush said firmly — and began, as he does when he is asked this question, to lay out his record: as Florida governor, he reminded Lowry, he cut taxes every year.

“My record is clear,” Bush concluded. “In fact, my record is as good or better than any.”

But Lowry pressed Bush on the pledge. “So, it’s a principled opposition to pledges of that sort?”

“Yeah,” Bush said.

“So, will you promise not to raise taxes?” Lowry tried, to laughter from the crowd.

This week, Sen. Marco Rubio signed the pledge as a presidential candidate, as he has during previous campaigns. Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, too, have signed on the dotted line.

The pledge has its roots in 1986, and during the 1988 presidential election, every Republican candidate except Bob Dole signed it. Since then, it has gained influence as a litmus test for Republicans, a dynamic apparently not on the wane in this election cycle.

“Those who refuse to take the pledge are, rightly, seen as suspect to Republican primary voters,” said one senior Republican operative.

But Bush will not sign this pledge — or any other, for that matter.

“If Gov. Bush decides to move forward, he will not sign any pledges circulated by lobbying groups,” spokeswoman Kristy Campbell told CNN earlier this year.

Bush might be the sole Republican with the inherent stature and name recognition to be able to do this. He has a compelling personal reason, too: After Jeb Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush, signed the pledge in 1988 and promised “no new taxes” as a candidate, he raised taxes as president — and suffered the consequences when he was booted from office after one term.

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Scumbag Floyd Mayweather Bans Reporters From Fight Who Dare Bring Up His History Of Abusing Women…

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Floyd getting KO’d tonight would surely be amazing.

Via FTW:

Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao is one of the biggest sports media events of the year, and the undefeated boxer’s history of abusing women has been a leading storyline ahead of the richest fight in boxing history.

On Saturday afternoon ESPN and HBO’s Michelle Beadle and CNN reporter Rachel Nichols, both of whom have covered Mayweather’s history of domestic violence, tweeted that Mayweather’s camp has “banned” them from the MGM Grand Arena. Before Mayweather’s last fight against Marcos Maidana in September, Nichols grilled the boxer on domestic violence in a must-watch interview.

Nearly three hours after her original tweet, Beadle said that her credential was re-approved, but she had left.

Kelly Swanson, who handles PR for Mayweather, refuted the claims.

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Palin: Obama “Flirting With The Devil” On Iran…

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Pretty sure the only person who doesn’t think this is Obama himself.

Via The Hill:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Saturday urged Congress to stop President Obama’s nuclear arms negotiations with Iran at any cost.

“We must realize Iranian leadership refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, and, in fact is hell-bent on Israel’s, and ultimately our, annihilation,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page.

“The only thing standing between a president who’d jeopardize our country by ignoring our Constitution, and foes capitalizing on lopsided international treaties that weaken our allies, is Congress,” she said.

“Congress must not sit back and watch our own president flirting with the devil,” Palin, a GOP vice presidential candidate in 2008, added.

Palin also argued Obama’s tentative framework with Tehran had severely damaged U.S. relations with Israel. She called on Republican lawmakers to repair the frayed bonds between the two nations in Congress.

“Our president and his anti-peace foreign policy supporters have not acted in the interest of our ally, Israel, resulting in dangerously compromised American interests,” Palin said.

“The GOP majority must stop giving lip service to halting liberals’ fundamental transformation of our relationships with friendly nations and finally take a stand by exercising its constitutional right and responsibility to approve international treaties,” she wrote.

“Certainly they must with such grave consequences involved.”

Obama announced a tentative framework pact with Iran on April 2. He hailed it as a “historic” moment in diplomacy between the two nations during Rose Garden remarks that day.

The potential deal would lift economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for greater restrictions on its nuclear energy capabilities.

Iranian leadership has promised it will accept more frequent atomic inspections and caps on its centrifuge and uranium stockpiles as part of the bargain.

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Baltimore “Victory Rally” March: “No Justice, No Peace, No Racist Police!”…

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That’s a super clever chant.

Via Washington Times:

BALTIMORE — Chants of “no justice, no peace, no racist police” echoed through the streets of Baltimore Saturday during a march that organizers billed as a “victory rally” a day after a prosecutor charged six officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in police custody.

State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday charged the six with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. He died from spinal injuries a week after his April 12 arrest. It provoked riots on the streets of West Baltimore and quickly became a rallying cry against police brutality and social inequality in the city and elsewhere.

The planned march was to be a mass protest of Gray’s d treatment by police, but after Mosby’s announcement, the tone had changed to more celebratory.

Shortly after noon at Gilmor Homes, a group of demonstrators, both black and white, young and older, congregated.

“Are you ready to march for justice?” Kwame Rose, 20, of Baltimore, said. The crowded chanted, “Yes.”

“Are you all ready to march for peace?” Rose asked. “Yeah,” the group answered.

Black Lawyers for Justice was expecting at least 10,000 people to show up downtown. Smaller groups of what looked to be several hundred gathered all around Baltimore and made their way through the streets to join the thousands at the main rally at City Hall.

They carried homemade signs, calling for peace, as well as printed ones asking for justice. Others wore T-shirts that read, “Black Lives Matter.”

Rashid Wiggins of Upton was selling $10 shirts with the slogan, with “I matter” in red.

He said it surprised him that charges were filed quickly and that he hopes it sends a message to other officers to ensure that when someone in police custody asks for medical help, they get it.

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