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    Demonstrators face off with Baltimore police on Howard Street.

    Photo by: Fern Shen

    The largest-yet demonstration in the Freddie Gray case began with a peaceful march from West Baltimore to City Hall, but ended in violence when some demonstrators clashed with police outside of Camden Yards last night.

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  • OPINION: To clean up the abuses by police exposed in the Freddie Gray case will require judges and prosecutors to stop tolerating unjust warrantless stops and searches by officers – as well as the kind of “falsities and omissions” contained in Gray’s arrest report – a Baltimore public defender argues.

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    MTA’s erratic and often overcrowded bus service in Baltimore has been under criticism for months.

    Photo by: Fern Shen

    To shake up the MTA, the Larry Hogan administration has picked a Queen Anne’s County commissioner and transit professional who has a history of stirring things up. Will Paul Comfort bring comfort to hard-pressed riders of MTA’s buses and trains?

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    Marchers hold hands in prayer for Freddie Gray today, with City Hall in the background.

    Photo by: Mark Reutter

    “Protesters remain peaceful,” say city police, who mounted an enormous presence this afternoon on downtown streets in anticipation of a Freddie Gray demonstration outside of City Hall. Police headquarters was ringed by scores of officers, plus Maryland State and Transportation Authority troopers.

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Chairman Ward gives residents, even after they dropped their petition, a chance to explain why they think the annual St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl in Federal Hill has gotten out of control.

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