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Baltimore, arrested protestors reach potential settlement, including policy reforms

A group of protesters arrested at Artscape in 2016 reached a proposed settlement with Baltimore last week but the monitoring team and judge overseeing police reform under the federal consent decree will have the final say about the policy changes negotiated by the parties.

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4th Circuit revives Baltimore circus protester’s First Amendment claim

A federal appeals court has revived the free-speech claim of a man who was arrested near Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore while protesting the treatment of circus animals when the three-ring event was in town. In its published 3-0 decision, ...

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5 who protested inside Supreme Court plead guilty

WASHINGTON — Five protesters have pleaded guilty to causing disruptions in the U.S. Supreme Court. Online court records show the pleas were entered Thursday in federal court in Washington. Sentencing is set for July 24. The group had argued a ...

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Activists to protest Md. notification of ICE about jail releases

ANNAPOLIS — Immigrant activists are scheduled to protest Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to comply with a federal program to notify federal authorities about when and where people facing possible deportation will be released from jail. The protest is scheduled for ...

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Residents in riot-torn areas celebrate charges against police

Following State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby filing charges against six Baltimore police officers as a result of the death of Freddie Gray, residents took to the streets in celebration at the corner of North and Pennsylvania avenues. Standing at what was once the epicenter of a riot, residents expressed hope and basked in a moment of victory before the long legal process begins.

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Businesses close early, soldier on in face of protests

A few large planters along West Pratt Street in front of Luna Del Sea restaurant remained smashed on the sidewalk on Monday afternoon, and two windows at a Subway eatery next door were bashed out and boarded over. These were a few of the lingering reminders of damage caused when protests over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who was injured in police custody, got out of hand on Saturday. But Luna Del Sea owner Tony Assadi, sitting at the bar of his restaurant enjoying a late lunch, wasn’t intimidated by the weekend’s violence. He said he refused to close his restaurant Saturday because there was a private party scheduled that evening — so he just called in his own security to keep customers safe “Nothing is going to stop me,” Assadi said.

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