FROM Oliver Lachland
Freddie Gray: Prosecutor Charges Officers with Murder, Assault There was cheering on the streets of Baltimore today after Maryland State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced she's charging six police officers in the case of Freddie Gray, the young black man who died in police custody. Charges range from assault to second-degree murder. The medical examiner has ruled Gray's death a homicide as a direct result of having been unrestrained in a police wagon. This comes after nearly two weeks of protests in Baltimore and in cities around the country. Mosby told the crowd, "To those that are angry, hurt or have their own experiences of injustice at the hands of police officers, I urge you to channel this energy peacefully as we prosecute this case. I've heard your calls for no justice no peace, however your peace is sincerely needed as I work to deliver justice for Freddie Gray."
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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