Freddie Gray

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Michael B Jordan, Tray Chaney, Larry Gilliard Jr and JD Williams in season one of The Wire. Photograph: HBO/The Guardian

When, in 2001, the actor Frankie Faison accepted the role of deputy commissioner Ervin Burrell in a new HBO drama called The Wire, he thought he was s(...)

Trump Resistance: Following the US president’s election a year ago, “one thing people seemed to cling to in the darkness and despair – [was] the sky is falling, but at least the tunes will be banging”. Photograph: Getty

It was the middle of 2017 – 12 toxic, corrosive months that consistently found new ways to chill the soul – and I was reviewing a four-minute song. Af(...)

File photograph of protesters outside a Baltimore court house at the trial of a police officer  for his role in events that led to the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. File photograph: Michael Mathes/AFP/Getty Images

Prosecutors in Baltimore on Wednesday ended their effort to prosecute the police officers involved in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, after (...)

Baltimore Police officer Caesar Goodson leaves the courthouse at the end of day four of the murder trial of black detainee Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, on June 14th, 2016. Photograph: Bryan Woolston/Reuters

The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was found not guilty on Thursday of second-degree(...)

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero  leaves the courthouse after being acquitted of all charges in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, MD, USA. Photograph: EPA

Baltimore police officer Edward Nero was acquitted on Monday of all charges in the 2015 death of black detainee Freddie Gray, an incident that trigger(...)

Richland County Sheriff’s Department officer Ben Fields pictured with Karen Beaman, principal of Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School. Photograph: REUTERS/Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Not a week goes by in the US without some shaky phone footage surfacing showing police brutality, for the most part directed at members of the African(...)

 Police in riot gear stand on on the street after Baltimore authorities released a report on the death of Freddie Gray in May. Kevin McLeod was shot in Reistertown, an area where protests broke out following Gray’s death. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

A man was shot dead after pointing his finger as if it was a gun at a police officer who was chasing him for trying to obtain cough syrup with a fake (...)

Gloria Darden, Freddie’s Gray mother. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/Reuters

The city of Baltimore has proposed paying $6.4 million (€5.7 million) in a wrongful death settlement to the family of Freddie Gray, who sustained a fa(...)

Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony Batts, who was fired by the Mayor this week. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/Reuters.

The Baltimore police commissioner, Anthony Batts, was ousted Wednesday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Watts arrived in Baltimore three year(...)

Police lead suspected shooter Dylann Roof (21) into the courthouse in Shelby, North Carolina. Roof  is accused of killing nine people at a Bible-study meeting in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Photograph: Jason Miczek/Reuters.

In the hours after the Charleston shooting, a portrait began to take shape of suspect Dylann Roof as someone with racist views and at least two recent(...)

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