Tensions with Baltimore residents continue as protestors march in solidarity for Freddie Gray

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Big News

Several Baltimore police officers involved in the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray are being charged with violation of department rules, reports The Baltimore Sun. Officer Caesar Goodson—who The Sun notes was driving the van in which Gray suffered fatal injuries—Lt. Brian Rice and Sgt. Rice reportedly face termination, while officers Edward Nero and Garrett Miller, who first arrested Gray, will be suspended for five days without pay. “This case has always been about providing justice for an innocent 25-year-old man who was unreasonably taken into police custody, severely injured while in police custody, and died due to a lack of care,” Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Monday. “If today’s news is accurate, I am relieved to know that a majority of those involved will be held administratively accountable for their actions.” Officer William Porter, who was criminally charged with manslaughter, will not face internal discipline, however.

Big Lies

On Tuesday, The White House will present Trump’s new budget, which will significantly cut spending on healthcare, student loans, food assistance programs for poor folks—you name it. Wanna guess what it’s called? It’s reportedly titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” and, as NYT reports, “calls for an increase in military spending of 10 percent and spending more than $2.6 billion for border security—including $1.6 billion to begin work on a wall on the border with Mexico.”  Trump, of course, is embarking on his first foreign tour. While in Israel, he addressed the bombing in Manchester, calling those responsible “evil losers.”

Big Facts

Officials will not call the fatal stabbing of Richard Collins III a hate crime—yet. According to The New York Times, Prince George’s County state’s attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks said at a news conference Monday that while Sean Urbanski’s motive is unclear, she is not ruling out the possibility of racially charged intent. “We do not have enough evidence to say conclusively whether this is a hate crime,” Alsobrooks exlpained. “What we can say is that we will leave no stone unturned.” Urbanski has been ordered to be held without bail.

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