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Baltimore riots

Apr 2, 2018

Judge allows Riot Act lawsuit against Baltimore to move forward

A federal judge has preserved Maryland Riot Act claims against Baltimore's mayor and city council in a lawsuit brought by businesses damaged during the 2015 unrest following the death of Freddie Gray.

Aug 8, 2017

Baltimore city, police seek dismissal of lawsuit over ’15 riots

Baltimore city, the Baltimore Police Department and the state are all seeking dismissal of a 264-count complaint by local businesses alleging officials failed to properly respond to the 2015 riots. The Baltimore city defendants, in court filings, have supported the actions of then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake during the unrest, which they claim escalated quickly from peaceful […]

Jun 22, 2017

Remedy for Baltimore riot damages has historic roots, few modern applications

Civil unrest and rioting were a much more common concern when Maryland passed its Riot Act in 1835 permitting citizens to seek compensation from the government for damage to property sustained in a violent disturbance. The idea, at the time, was that such statutes would “deter the lawless since the sufferer must be compensated by […]

Jun 21, 2017

Dozens of Baltimore businesses sue over response to 2015 riots

A group of Baltimore businesses that sustained damage during the 2015 riots following the death of Freddie Gray is suing the city, alleging officials failed to suppress the riots. The nearly 700-page complaint was filed in Baltimore City Circuit Court in March but only recently removed to U.S. District Court at the request of the defendants. The […]

Apr 2, 2017

Despite on-field successes, Orioles attendance continues to fall

With three playoff berths and the most wins in the American League, the Baltimore Orioles have been one of the most successful teams in baseball over the last five years. But their attendance has moved in the opposite direction and has declined since the team was swept in the 2014 American League Championship Series by […]

Aug 19, 2016

DEA: Many more drugs looted in Baltimore riots than reported

Officials say the amount of drugs looted from Baltimore pharmacies during riots last year was substantially higher than initially reported. An U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official tells The Baltimore Sun that 80 percent more doses of drugs were taken than previously thought during the riots following the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who […]

Aug 3, 2016

Baltimore man sentenced to 5 years for arson during riots

A Baltimore man who pleaded guilty to setting fire to a liquor store during the riots that broke out in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s funeral last year was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and three years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis also ordered Darius Raymond Stewart to pay $378,500 in […]

Jul 27, 2016

For more than a year, Freddie Gray-related stories dominate coverage

The Daily Record has published more than 100 stories related to the Freddie Gray case. Here are some highlights, in chronological order: (Dates in this timeline reflect date of publication) April 2015 April 12: Freddie Gray is arrested; police said he ran away from them unprovoked. As he is being transported in a police van, he […]

Jul 14, 2016

Mich. prosecutor who quit after calling for Md. rioters to be shot returns

DETROIT  — An assistant prosecutor in Michigan who quit last year after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be shot has returned to work for her former employer. Wayne County prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Maria Miller said in an email Thursday that Teana Walsh returned to work as a part-time contract […]

May 23, 2016

Nero’s acquittal fuels Mosby’s critics, admirers

A police officer’s acquittal Monday in a man’s in-custody death that sparked riots in Baltimore last spring has fueled detractors and admirers of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby – one year to the month after her impassioned but controversial speech pledging to “deliver justice for Freddie Gray.”

Jul 17, 2015

Donald C. Fry: Body cameras for police will build trust

There are still a lot of steps that need to be taken to rebuild the broken trust in police that hangs heavy in some city communities. But getting body cameras deployed as quickly as possible in Baltimore City appears to have a significant upside for all.

Jul 13, 2015

24 seek SBA loans for Baltimore riots damage

The U.S. Small Business Administration says it has received 24 applications for loans to repair property damaged by rioting in Baltimore in April. The agency said Monday that the applications submitted by Friday’s deadline totaled $18,300. City officials say rioters damaged more than 380 businesses. The low-interest loans are available to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners [&hel[...]

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