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Baltimore PD: 35 Arrests Made After Curfew

Police in Baltimore are reporting 35 arrests since last night’s curfew in the city.  That’s on top of the 209 arrests made earlier in the week after protests over the death of Freddie Gray turned violent on Monday.  Police spokesman Eric Kowalczyk [[ ko-WALL-check ]] said today the high number of arrests hasn’t affected the department’s investigation of Gray’s death.  The findings of that investigation should be released Friday.  Protests are remaining peaceful today, but police are “monitoring” school dismissals’ effect on the demonstrations. 

Lynch Calls Baltimore Riots ‘Senseless Acts Of Violence’

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is condemning Monday’s riots in Baltimore while offering Justice Department help.  Speaking at the Justice Department today, Lynch said the riots posed a grave danger to the community.  She also called them counterproductive to the goal of developing a respectful conversation about the way law enforcement officers interact with the residents they serve and protect.  Noting that tensions have eased, the first female African-American AG asked the nation to keep the people of Baltimore in their prayers.

Ward 8 Race May Need Another Week

It may take another week to find out who will be the next Ward 8 DC Council member.  LaRuby May leads Trayon White by 152 votes after yesterday’s special election to succeed the late Marion Barry, but there are more than one-thousand special ballots yet to be counted.  Mayor Muriel Bowser backs May in the race.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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