The dignitaries attending included long-time activist Dick Gregory, former Maryland representative and NAACP leader Kweisi Mfume and current Maryland Rep. John Sarbanes. The fires and riots erupted hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, the black man who died from a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody. “We worked so hard to get a company like CVS to invest in this neighbourhood,” she said, describing the neighbourhood as still recovering from the riots of the 1960’s. As of Tuesday morning, there were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structural fires, and more than 200 arrests, according to the mayor’s office. That don’t make no sense. 5:51 p.m. — Baltimore police report a massive fire at Federal Street and Gay Street. At least seven officers have been injured in chaos. The Baltimore mayor’s office says there were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structures fires and nearly 200 arrests in the unrest that broke out in the city. Freddie Gray, who is black, died after he suffered injuries while in police custody. Grey died of a mysterious spinal injury while he was in police custody. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody. Some clapped their hands. Asked if the mayor should have made the request earlier, Hogan replied that he didn’t want to question what city officials were doing. Riots & Government-Sponsored Segregation A Washington Post article discussing the idea that the violence and chaos of Riots like those in Baltimore this year, stems not simply from police discrimination and racial profiling but from poverty as a result of economic oppression and the long-standing traditions of … Businesses have been looted and at least 15 officers were injured in the chaos. Maryland’s governor says activating the National Guard to help police with riots in Baltimore was a last resort. A man walks past a burning police vehicle, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. As people left, there was an image of Gray projected on the screens flanking the altar. I know what you’re going through. Earlier in the day, thousands gathered for Freddie Gray’s funeral. 1857, Jan. 2. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody. 1:42pm The casket holding Freddie Gray’s body is loaded onto the hearse. Louisville. Here’s what we know happened on Monday leading up to the violence. Businesses burned and riots lasted late into the night. 0. Baltimore fled, but police pursued him until he was cornered in an unoccupied house. Destroying property and injuring citizens and law enforcement officers drives us apart … The violence must stop.”. Smoke is pouring out of the CVS pharmacy, which is about 1.5 miles from downtown Baltimore. Grey died April 19. “We’re helping the neighbourhood build back up,” she said. The governor readied the Guard as rioters set fire to cars and a business and looters raided several stores. What started as peaceful protests days ago have turned violent, with stores being looted, rocks being thrown at police and buildings and cars set on fire. Police have not responded yet. Police say a mall in suburban Baltimore has closed after rumours spread on social media about plans for trouble there and at other locations. Standing in front of a burned-out CVS pharmacy, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deplored the violence of the night before. Violence, fires and looting will not get us there.”, He added: “The line from peaceful protest to looting and violence has, sadly, been crossed. Please vacate the campus as soon as possible.”. School spokesman Alex Likowski said he didn’t know what type of activity might be passing through campus or what prompted the warning from police. Maryland Gov. The riot started just hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral. In a statement Monday before Gray’s funeral, Sharpton says he had been resisting getting personally involved because he wanted to wait until he saw what the police department’s investigation found. A citywide curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Washington College Hospital reopened as Church Home and Infirmary Hospital. He has activated the National Guard, which is helping police keep the peace in the city. Gray family attorney Billy Murphy said the family is urging for calm. Apr 28, 2015. 6:50 p.m. — A man can be seen on CNN stabbing a hose that firefighters are trying to use. Grey died after being injured while in police custody. One person was taken into custody and police used pepper spray to keep protesters back when he became unruly. (Matt Rourke, AP). Al Sharpton says he plans to meet with activists and faith leaders in Baltimore to schedule a two-day march from Baltimore to Washington in May. With schools closed, Blanca Tapahuasco, 43, brought her three sons from another part of the city to help sweep outside a looted CVS pharmacy. The funeral for Freddie Gray has ended after a service of nearly two hours. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody. The riots started after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died of a mysterious injury after being arrested. 6:26 p.m. — The CVS that was looted goes up in smoke. Jackson said the violence, while inexcusable, reflected the alienation of unemployed people in neighbourhoods full of empty homes and vacant lots. Officers are using pepper-spray to keep the protesters back. Larry Hogan is temporarily moving his office from the state capital, Annapolis, to Baltimore on Tuesday after rioting and fires broke out in the city overnight. 4:27 p.m. — WJLA’s helicopter records people wrecking a police car. He added that he’s called in hundreds of state troopers and potentially thousands of National Guardsmen to help secure the city after a night of riots. You don’t know all the different moving pieces,” she said. The University of Maryland campus in downtown Baltimore shut down its campus at 2 p.m., saying it has been warned by the Baltimore Police Department that “activities” in the area may turn violent. 3:00 p.m. — A so-called flier from a local high school says that a “purge” is scheduled to start, according to the Baltimore Sun. Baltimore gentlemen formed Maryland Club. Rioting broke out Monday after the funeral for Freddie Gray, a black man who died in police custody under mysterious circumstances. “We have a lot of kids that are acting out, a lot of people in our community that are acting out.”. The attorney for Freddie Gray’s family has received a standing ovation during Gray’s funeral. Questioned about whether she should have been in the neighbourhood before Tuesday morning, she responded with frustration. The events in Baltimore are putting first responders and many in our community at risk. Their aim: to prevent any flames from spreading, given the number of abandoned rowhouses nearby. He earlier declared a state of emergency, activating the Guard. A police officer throws an object at protestors, Monday, April 27, 2015, following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. By late evening on Saturday, April 6, 1968, the Baltimore riots were in full swing. The Baltimore riot of 1968 was a period of civil unrest that lasted from April 6 to April 14, 1968, in Baltimore. President Barack Obama says there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens. “And so, this is our watch. Hundreds of youths outside a mall in northwest Baltimore are clashing violently with police in riot gear, throwing rocks, bricks and bottles at the officers. Protesters are looting a check-cashing business and other stores in Baltimore, busting through the windows and climbing inside to take items. Hogan spokeswoman Erin Montgomery says the governor will visit sites around the city Tuesday morning and plans to work out of state offices in downtown Baltimore with Cabinet members and senior staffers. At one point, a police car was surrounded and destroyed by people jumping on it. Police and news media outnumbered a dozen or so curious onlookers. The riots started Monday at a mall near downtown Baltimore, on the same day as Freddie Gray’s funeral. Larry Hogan says he declared the state of emergency for Baltimore less than 30 seconds after the city’s mayor requested it. Apr 28, 2015. Perhaps it can lead us on a path toward progress. 0. Dozens of people have gathered again in the street, dancing and clapping at time. Local television footage showed firefighters on the scene of one many fires that broke out overnight and residents sweeping up debris on city streets as dawn broke Tuesday in Baltimore. National Guard troops took up positions in the city, and cleanup was beginning early Tuesday morning. 4:29 p.m. — Baltimore Police tweet out first reports of bottles and bricks being thrown at officers. Police: Gray wasn't buckled in. The churches are providing meals to the kids, since many of them depend on school for their food. Larry Hogan says he wants the Guard on alert so they can deploy rapidly as needed. • Noon—Peaceful gathering of 300 at memorial service for King • 2 p.m.—Service ends, city is peaceful • 4 p.m.—Commemorative interdenominational service • 5 p.m.— In a statement Monday, the department called it a “credible threat” and said members of the Black Guerilla Family, the Bloods and the Crips have formed a partnership against the police. A helicopter circled overhead as groups of roving youths moved through the city. Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings is among them. Neill Franklin, a former Maryland state police officer, tells CNN “it’s like the perfect place for something like this to occur.”. The NAACP said it also filed legal action involving traffic stops targeting black people and another one involving a high rate of incarceration of black people in the city. 1857. As police moved away from the mall into a nearby neighbourhood, the mall became unprotected and people started carrying clothes and other items away. A woman who hit and pushed a boy to remove him from the riots in Baltimore is being hailed by the police commissioner and others online. He says the march will aim to bring the cases of Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Walter Scott and Eric Harris to the attention of new Attorney General Loretta Lynch. An identity check by police on two black men in a car sparks the Watts riots, August 11-17, 1965, in Los Angeles, which leave 34 dead and tens of millions of dollars' worth of damage. Gray died of a mysterious spinal injury he suffered while in police custody. Rioting erupted around the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. “It makes no sense.”. The death of a 25-year-old black man, Freddie Gray, while in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department led to an outcry in Baltimore, Maryland and eventually across the nation. When the sun rose the next day, 5,500 National Guardsmen, 400 state troopers, and 1,200 city cops occupied Baltimore. Hogan declared a state of emergency about three hours after the riots started Monday afternoon. Garner died last July after police placed him in a chokehold on a Staten Island street. In a statement Monday, her first day on the job, Lynch said those who have destroyed property have done a disservice to Gray’s family. He says they should be treated as criminals. That usually involves about 600 members _ though about 2,000 were called up for President Barack Obama’s inauguration. The president says there’s “no excuse” for violence in Baltimore. John Wachter says Security Square Mall decided to close Tuesday, but it was not at the direction of police. “I think the violence is wrong … I don’t like it all,” she said late Monday, adding she thought her brother also would have disapproved. The riots began shortly after Freddie Gray’s funeral. She said she would send Justice Department officials to the city in coming days, including Vanita Gupta, the agency’s top civil rights lawyer. Larry Hogan said Monday night that he did not make the decision lightly. Hogan took office in January. Police are firing beanbags and rubber bullets at looters at a mall where the Baltimore riots began. The schools closed a day after the riots in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death. Police say 15 officers have been injured in the Baltimore riots and two are still in the hospital. Outside the mall, a young person threw a flaming trash can at the line of officers, igniting a patch of grass nearby. 3:30 p.m. — Dozens of police can be seen gathered on the streets of Baltimore. He died after injuries in police custody. The riot started just hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, who died after being injured while in police custody. Rioting erupted around the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. He died from injuries he suffered in police custody. She says she hasn’t met Gray’s family, but would tell them: “I feel your pain. “Now it’s burned down, man. The Maryland Transit Administration says it’s bypassing several subway stations and closing at least one bus station because of police activity in areas of Baltimore. The congressman mentioned his own nephew, who was gunned down several years ago in Norfolk, Virginia. Capt. Firefighters prepare to put out a fire at a store, Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Riots broke out in the city hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. 6:47 p.m. — Gov. Vida Henry, a black acting first sergeant, sensed discord within black ranks and relayed this concern to Major Kneeland S. Snow, commander of one of the companies. As three dozen police entered the mall, looters began running and driving away. Early Tuesday morning, aerial footage on local station WJZ-TV showed a firefighter spraying the burnt out shell of a large building as an American flag fluttered nearby on an untouched building. Election violence, known as Know-Nothing Riots, took place in Baltimore. Eric Kowalczyk said one officer is unresponsive and others have broken bones after people threw bricks, rocks and other items at police. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. Numerous police officers in riot gear have responded to a mall in northwest Baltimore and the mall is closed. Racially based communal conflict against African Americans that took place before the American Civil War, often in relation to attempted slave revolts, and after the war, in relation to tensions under Reconstruction and later efforts to suppress black voting and institute Jim Crow We’re all on one team.”. He says that can build to 5,000, and officials also could call on Guard forces in neighbouring states. 7:01 p.m. — Gov. by CNN. “It’s disappointing. Demonstrators angry over Gray’s death have become violent at times. “My father was yelling out, ‘I can’t breathe and (Gray) was yelling out — he didn’t have any words but he was just hurt,” she said. Authorities are investigating. Capt. The team says it made the decision Tuesday after consulting with Major League Baseball, and state and local officials. Public schools in the city are closed for the day, and several neighbouring districts said they would cancel any scheduled field trips to Baltimore. 1857. We go through this every day,” he added, referring to black people being targeted for their race in Baltimore. Hogan shook the hands of people who had shown up early to help sweep the streets after rioting erupted in the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. “We will not rest until we address this and see that justice is done,” he said of the Gray case. Rioting erupted around the city hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. The mayor of Baltimore says she will impose a weeklong curfew after people looted stores, set fire to cars and threw bricks and other objects at police officers. Murphy said Gray’s family is lying low Monday night. Police in riot gear began forming a line nearby. Larry Hogan’s office announces that all previously scheduled events on his calendar on Tuesday will be canceled. Police are firing beanbags and rubber bullets at looters at a mall where the Baltimore riots began. The Rev. The White House says Obama also discussed the rioting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who was sworn in hours earlier. A CVS pharmacy was also set on fire earlier in the day. The store was closed at 3 p.m., the company said. Six Baltimore police officers have been charged in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. 3:34 p.m. — Protesters begin to confront riot police. National Guard spokesman Col. Charles Kohler says guard members are hooking up with police and providing additional security at critical infrastructure. This timeline shows some of the major race riots in the USA since 1935. “This is terrible,” Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski told reporters in the U.S. Capitol Monday night. Predominantly by black Americans against White authorities get this under control faulting a miles... 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