#BlackLivesMatter Groups List Six Demands of the Movement
More than 60 groups that are part of the Black Lives Matter Movement teamed up to release the agenda, which included six demands related to police and criminal justice reform as well as 40 recommendations on how to address them, the Associated Press reports.
Days after recording a protest song in the aftermath of the Freddie Gray protests, Prince has announced a Mother’s Day Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore. The show will take place at Royal Farms Arena.
“In a spirit of healing, the event is meant to be a catalyst for pause and reflection following the outpouring of violence that has gripped Baltimore and areas throughout the U.S.,” organizers said.
Freddie Gray’s Family to Receive $6.4 Million from City of Baltimore
The city of Baltimore has reached a $6.4 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by the family of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man black man who died in April after suffering a neck injury while in police custody.
The settlement is expected to be approved Wednesday at a meeting of the city’s Board of Estimates, which oversees city spending, the mayor’s office said.
Last week a judge ruled that the six police officers charged in connection with Gray’s death can be tried separately.
Senators Support Mayor Asking for Federal Investigation in Baltimore
U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski said Thursday that she and other members of Maryland’s congressional delegation support Baltimore’s mayor in asking for a broad federal investigation of whether city police engage in discriminatory patterns or practices — a request sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody last month.
The Democratic senator told U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch during a Senate subcommittee hearing that Lynch would get a letter later Thursday from the Maryland delegation supporting Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s request, made Wednesday.
Here They Are! The Six Cops Charged with Death of Freddie Gray
So here they are. The six officers who are now charged in Freddie Gray’s death from injuries he suffered while in police custody.
State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby says the officers repeatedly failed to get Gray medical treatment after his arrest. The police officers’ union has said they are not responsible for Gray’s death.
Here is a look at each of the six officers.
Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby Charges Six Cops in Freddie Gray’s Death
We have Baltimore’s top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announcing today the criminal charges against all six officers involved in the case of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody.
It was the stiffest charge of second-degree “depraved heart” murder was filed against driver of the police van. The five other were charged with crimes including manslaughter, assault, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.
“Mr. Gray’s death was a homicide,” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared in a press conference on the courthouse steps.
Rev. Al Sharpton Plans to Visit Baltimore Post Violent Riots
Al Sharpton said Monday that he is going to visit Baltimore this week against the backdrop of violent riots and looting in the aftermath of the funeral of the late Freddie Gray.
In a statement: