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Baltimore Ends Prosecuting Marijuana Cases

More than 90 percent of cases were against Blacks.

Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore, said on Tuesday that she would stop prosecuting marijuana possession cases regardless of quantity or prior criminal record.

Mosby also urged state legislators to support a bill allowing her to vacate almost 5,000 criminal convictions, including corrupt police cases.

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Baltimore Cops Allegedly Faked Evidence — Again

Forty-one cases in the city have been dropped after more body cam footage suggests officers may have been planting evidence; hundreds are under review.

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New body cam footage has emerged that shows police officers in Baltimore working together to plant evidence at a supposed crime scene, according to the Baltimore Office of the Public Defender (OPD). The clip comes out just weeks after a different video was released showing a different group of officers also fabricating evidence.

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Murder Trial for Freddie Gray Officer Begins Today

In what could be considered the most important of the six trials, the only officer charged with murder faces a judge, not a jury.

Officer Caesar Goodson Jr. Photo: Baltimore Police

The trial involving the most serious charges filed in connection to Freddie Gray's death begins today. Officer Caesar R. Goodson Jr., who drove the police wagon that transported Gray, faces charges including second-degree depraved heart murder.

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#BlackLivesMatter Activist DeRay Mckesson in Baltimore's Mayoral Race

"I have come to realize that the traditional pathway to politics, and the traditional politicians who follow these well-worn paths, will not lead us to the transformational change our city needs."

DeRay Mckesson during an appearance on ppearance on Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show."

By Sheryl Estrada

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First Freddie Gray Trial Begins

The controversial trial began Wednesday morning.

Freddie Gray

The first of the six long-awaited trials in the Freddie Gray case began in Baltimore on Wednesday morning, with opening statements made by both the prosecution and the defense by the afternoon.

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Judge Rules Freddie Gray Trials To Remain in Baltimore

Criminal trials for police officers charged will take place in the city of Freddie Gray's death.

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By Sheryl Estrada

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Baltimore Calls On Feds To Help End Violence Streak

With the city seeing record-breaking rates of homicide and violence, the federal government is now stepping in to assist in Baltimore's recovery.

In light of the record-breaking violence Baltimore has seen over the past several months, the city has enlisted the help of the federal government to assist the police in restoring order.

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Marilyn Mosby Asked To Investigate Other Police-Related Deaths

Councilman Warren Branch is calling on Mosby to seek justice in the cases of Maurice Donald Johnson, Anthony Anderson and Tyrone West.

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has garnered nationwide attention following her decision to file charges against the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. And now she is being called on to give the same attention to other police-involved killings that previously went dismissed.

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LEO Press And FOX Affiliate Attempt To Smear Mosby

Growing up, Mosby says she "learned about the importance of taking responsibility for the choices and mistakes that we make."

When Marilyn Mosby on May 1 announced the charges being filed against the police officers considered responsible for the death of Freddie Gray, she also gave insight into her family. She revealed that she comes from five generations of law enforcement, and expressed that "Law enforcement is pretty much instilled within my being":

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Marilyn Mosby: 'Unafraid to Challenge the Status Quo in the Pursuit of Justice'

During the annual NAACP convention in Philadelphia, Baltimore Chief Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby discussed the disparities black women face, yet their ability to greatly influence the future of public policy.

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby encouraged black women attending the 2015 NAACP Annual Convention in Philadelphia to empower young people facing a world of negativity.

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Baltimore Police Temper Tantrum Against Citizens Continues

Police responding to citizens' desire for a more accessible police force by leaving stations open 24/7; police chief fired.

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UPDATE: On July 8th, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was fired by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake amid the continued violence and unrest in Baltimore.

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Baltimore: More Homicides, Less Arrests

Even with homicides on the rise, police are more hesitant than ever to make arrests. Loretta Lynch and Marilyn Mosby are taking steps to find a resolution to the citizen-police conflict.

With unrest in Baltimore lingering weeks after the riots following Freddie Gray's funeral, the relationship between the community and the police department remains strained. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has recently made headlines in an attempt to mend this relationship, and now it seems as if Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby may be following in her footsteps.

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