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Brutal in Baltimore

Print edition : May 29, 2015

A demonstrator uses a traffic cone to break the window of a police car during a protest in Baltimore, Maryland, against the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP

Freddie Gray, an undated photograph. Photo: AFP

A woman prays during a rally in front of City hall in Baltimore calling for peace following widespread riots over the death of Freddie Gray. Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP

The custodial death of an African American, arrested on flimsy charges, brings to the fore simmering resentment against a long history of police brutality in a city beset by endemic poverty and a high unemployment rate.
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