No police officers were found guilty in cases related to the Freddie Gray death, but the incident led to a scathing Justice Department report that was released today. “Police practices in Baltimore ‘perpetuate and fuel a multitude of issues rooted in poverty and race, focusing law enforcement actions on low-income, minority communities’ and encourage officers to have ‘unnecessary, adversarial interactions with community members.'”

+ “If I had to guess and put a name on it, I’d say that at some point, the drug war was as much a function of class and social control as it was of racism.” David Simon on Baltimore’s Anguish.