Baltimore Mayor Lifts Citywide Curfew

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The Baltimore Mayor Said Her Reasoning for the Curfew was to “Ensure Public Peace, Safety, Health, and Welfare”

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has lifted the citywide curfew after five days.  Protests, which were growing more violent every day, has died down after six police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray.  Mayor Rawlings-Blake said, “my intention was always to not have the curfew in place a day longer than what necessary.”

Alan Dershowitz, a prominent criminal lawyer and professor from Harvard, slammed State Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to charge the six officers as “outrageous and irresponsible”.  Other lawyers have publicly stated it will be difficult to get a jury to convict the officers.

Facebook Executive’s Husband Dies Suddenly on Vacation

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Dave Goldberg With His Wife Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg’s husband Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey, died suddenly while on vacation with his family outside of the US.  Sandberg has since flown back to the US to be with her family.  The cause of his death is still unknown.

Goldberg joined SurveyMonkey in 2009, and increased their employees from 13 to over 500.  He was 47 years old, and had been married to Sandberg for 11 years.  Goldberg’s younger brother, Rob, posted the tragic news on Facebook, saying the “amazing brother and beloved husband and father” had “passed away suddenly.”

Six Baltimore Officers Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death

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The Six Officers Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death

Six Baltimore police officers were arrested in connection with Freddie Gray’s death, with the charges ranging from misconduct in office to second-degree murder.  The bails ranged from $250,000 to $350,000, with all six being paid for.  Gray died on April 19th, after his spine was severed a week earlier in police custody.

The police union Fraternal Order of Police slammed the charges as an “egregious rush to judgement” and that they had “never seen such a hurried rush to file criminal charges.”  Caesar Goodson is the officer facing second-degree murder charges, and his family argued that his charges were a political move.