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“Probable cause was destroyed by the drug war. It happened in stages, but even in the time that I was a police reporter, which would have been the early 80s to the early 90s, the need for police officers to address the basic rights of the people they were policing in Baltimore was minimized.” Bill Keller talks to David Simon about Baltimore, Freddie Gray, the drug war, and the decline of “real policing.”

+ “It ain’t no race thing.” NPR’s Steve Inskeep: Baltimore Is not Ferguson. Here’s what It really is.

+ Fusion: How life expectancies in Baltimore can drop by as much as 20 years in a few miles.

+ The Orioles scored seven runs in the first inning. But no fans were at Camden Yards to see it.

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