edward nero

A Baltimore judge acquitted former Baltimore cop Edward Nero on all charges in the April 19, 2015 death of Freddie Gray.

The judge ruled that there were no "credible facts" to support Nero's involvement in Gray's death. The judge's decision came as a relief to Nero's supporters who believe he was a political pawn in the racially charged case.

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hung jury in Freddie Gray case

The jury is hung in the trial of Officer William Porter, one of six officers indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

Gray, 25, died of complications due to a severed spine he suffered during a "rough ride" in the back of a police van in April.

Freddie Gray's death sparked civil unrest and rioting that left 20 officers injured and millions of dollars in property damage in Baltimore.

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Jay Z and Beyonce

Shortly after the 2015 Billboard Awards wrapped on Sunday, rumors swirled that rap magnate Jay Z and his Burlesque singer wife Beyonce paid "tens of thousands" of dollars in bail money for misguided youths who were arrested during the Baltimore uprisings last month.

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Beyonce and Jay Z at their office in NYC

American power couple Beyonce Knowles-Carter and Shawn "Jay Z" Carter-Knowles were spotted leaving their NYC office building on Monday afternoon -- one day after attending Prince's tribute concert to Freddie Gray in Baltimore. They wore inspirational t-shirts as they headed to their car. Beyonce's shirt said "Never Forget to Say Thank You", while Jay-Z's simply read "Peace" in English, Hebrew and Arabic. Beyonce completed her outfit with a tight pair of ripped jeans and Ray ban sunglasses.
Photos: 247PAPS.TV/Splash News

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Pop legend Prince Rogers Nelson held a 2-hour marathon concert in Baltimore to honor Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died in police custody on April 19.

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Marilyn Mosby

Hours before she announced murder charges against six Baltimore police officers on Friday, Baltimore State's plucky young state's attorney Marilyn Mosby reportedly sent a text message to her mother.

“Heads up,” Mosby wrote. “National media is focusing on me.”

“You’ll be all right,” Linda Thompson, a retired Baltimore police officer, replied.

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Donta Allen

The 2nd prisoner riding in the Baltimore police paddy wagon with Freddie Gray the day he was critically injured denies telling police he heard Gray "banging against the walls."

The Washington Post quoted a source who said the 2nd prisoner believed Gray was "intentionally" trying to hurt himself by beating his head on the wall of the police van.

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Baltimore mom Tonya Graham appears on 'The View' with her son Michael

Baltimore single mom Toya Graham got a peck on the cheek from her 16-year-old son, Michael Graham, as she exited 'The View' studios in New York City, New York. Ms. Graham was caught on video smacking and hurling profanities at her son who was throwing bricks at cops during the Baltimore uprisings this week.

Some in the black community are bristling at the mainstream media's rapturous celebration of a black mother mollywhoppin her son in the street. The media also took comfort in the fact that Graham has 6 kids by 6 different fathers.

In her thought-provoking article titled "Why is America celebrating the beating of a black child?," Dr. Stacey Patton wrote, "This celebration of Graham reflects a belief that black youths are inherently problematic, criminal and out of control. The video also supports the idea that black fathers are absent, suggesting that all we need is an angry black mom to beat the “thug” out of an angry young man – and everything will be fine."
Photos: Jackson Lee/Brian Prahl/Splash

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Ebony Dickens

Ebony Dickens never imagined that venting her frustrations in a Facebook post would bring the full force of the law crashing down on her head.

The East Point single mom is now cooling her heels in the county lockup after she was arrested for making terroristic threats against law enforcement in a Facebook post.

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Baltimore riots

A furious mother who spotted her teenage son throwing rocks at police during the Baltimore riots, tracked the boy down and beat him in the street. The single mom is being hailed a hero after the video went viral late Monday.

According to Baltimore ABC affiliate WMAR, the angry mom spotted her son while watching televisions news coverage of the turmoil in the streets.

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