President Obama Says There Is ‘No Excuse’ for Violence in Baltimore

“They’re not protesting. They’re not making a statement” President Obama condemned Monday night’s violent riots in Baltimore on Tuesday, saying there was “no excuse” for the looting and attacks on police, while also calling for the country to focus on addressing the larger issues of race and policing. Obama began by expressing condolences to the family of Freddie Gray, who […]

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Racketeering, Smuggling, Sex with Guards: 25 Indicted in Massive Baltimore Prison Scandal

A major scandal in the Baltimore city corrections system netted an indictment of 25 people — including 13 prison guards — on charges of drug conspiracy, money laundering and racketeering, all run through a prison gang operation in which inmates virtually controlled the jail in which they were incarcerated. Federal law enforcement officials say the defendants conspired with or took […]

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