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Justice for all Baltimore

Now is not the time to cease-and-desist until modest and comfortable reforms are made. Getting back on the same path simply does not work for thousands of people in Baltimore. The national media spotlight will fade over the next several weeks and months. However, it is my hope is that the local landscape will have been altered for those seeking a real departure in the way people are treated, educated and policed.

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Supreme Court clears way for $15M lawsuit against Baltimore Police

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for a man to pursue a $15 million lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department and three of its officers, alleging that their unconstitutional withholding of exculpatory evidence from his 1988 trial led to him serving 20 years in prison for murder before DNA tests helped bring his freedom.

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To the extent appellant is arguing that the sentences to be served are a combination of consecutive and concurrent sentences rather than simply a series of consecutive sentences, any ambiguity appears (but we do not decide) to have been resolved in appellant’s favor, but if not, the issue should first be addressed in the circuit court and we shall vacate the judgment and remand for that express purpose.

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