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The end of April already? Wow, it seems just only a short time ago I began the spring semester.

Baltimore Protests, Day 3

– An investigation found Freddie Gray suffered from a push into a bolt in the police van he was in

– Pastor Jamal Bryant, living in Baltimore, tells The Real News why the community does not trust the authority in charge

– The police in Baltimore are denying any use of force was used in the death of Freddie Gray

– Activists in Chicago know how important it is to express solidarity with those in Baltimore along with focusing on police brutality in their own city

– Dave Zirin: “Baltimore Oriole Adam Jones and the Power of Seeing Pain

– Definitely a recommended piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates on using “nonviolence as compliance

– In totally serious news, a state lawmaker in Maryland called for food stamps to be removed for parents of those demonstrating and a study of the “thug nation”

– Jeb Bush: I admire the mother who beat her son for joining the riots in Baltimore; So wait. Property destruction is not something to do, but beating people to stop something is good? Am I missing something?

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Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan

Brandon Jordan is a freelance journalist in Queens, NY and written for publications such as The Nation, In These Times, Truthout and more.