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In front of blighted buildings, a protester leads marchers in a chant from atop a vehicle in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, a day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Fear, loathing and moral decay in the streets of Baltimore

Let’s face it. Baltimore has been a riot for decades and was looted long before its citizens finally rose up in glaring, sad and pathetic anger, long before the global media last week turned attention to the still-unexplained death of Freddie Gray in police custody. While the cops try to get their story straight, the citizens have taken to the street in a largely symbolic display of outrage, burning a few cars and torching a few businesses in a city that for all intents and purposes is already too burnt-out to really destroy.

Protesters gather for a rally outside City Hall in Baltimore on Saturday, May 2, 2015, the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Baltimore march: ‘No justice, no peace, no racist police!’

Associated Press

Chants of “no justice, no peace, no racist police” echoed through the streets of Baltimore Saturday during a march that organizers billed as a “victory rally” a day after a prosecutor charged six officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in police custody.

Protesters stand on cars near the intersection of North Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, Friday, May 1, 2015, the day of the announcement of charges against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the stiffest charge, second-degree "depraved heart" murder, against the driver of the police van that Gray was in after his arrest. Other officers faced charges of involuntary manslaughter, assault and illegal arrest. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Thousands expected for Baltimore ‘victory rally’

- Associated Press

A massive march planned for Saturday to protest the death of a man in police custody is now being billed as a “victory rally” after Baltimore’s top prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six officers involved in the man’s arrest.

In this photo taken Saturday April 25, 2015 skiers ride the chairlift with part of Mount Washington seen in the background at Wildcat ski area in Gorham, N.H.  Resorts in many northern New England ski areas are extending their season thanks to the abundance of snow.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Snow, cold keep New England skiers stoked into May

- Associated Press

Skiers and snowboarders at Vermont’s Sugarbush resort right now can spend the morning on the slopes and play golf in the afternoon - testament to the abundance of snow that extended the season at many northern New England ski areas.

Pope Francis, flanked by rector of the Pontifical North American College James F. Checchio, right, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, left, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Joseph Edward Kurtz, greets the faithful as he leaves Rome's Pontifical North American College, Saturday, May 2, 2015. Pope Francis has praised the "holiness" and "zeal" of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he'll make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans in California contend brutally converted indigenous people to Christianity. Francis on Saturday praised the accomplishments and qualities of Rev. Junipero Serra during a homily at a Rome seminary training future priests from North America. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope defends soon-to-be saint vs Native American objections

Associated Press

Pope Francis has praised the “holiness” and “zeal” of an 18th-century Franciscan missionary he’ll make a saint when he visits the United States this fall but whom Native Americans in California contend brutally converted indigenous people to Christianity.

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore’s prosecutor, faces big test 4 months into job

- Associated Press

Baltimore’s chief prosecutor, just 35 years old and on the job for less than four months, is facing the biggest challenge of her career: deciding whether evidence supports criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.

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