The Guardian's Washington Correspondent. Previously Special Projects Editor.

Baltimore rioter held on $500,000 bail as parents say: 'We wanted him to do the right thing'

theguardian.com — The 18-year-old pictured smashing a police car with a traffic cone, in one of the defining images of the Baltimore riots, is being held on half a million dollars' bail and may face years in jail after his stepfather persuaded him to turn himself in to authorities.

Baltimore: hail of habeas corpus petitions leads to release of riot suspects

theguardian.com — Around 100 people detained without charge after rioting in Baltimore on Monday were released from the detention on Wednesday night after a raft of petitions filed with the city's public defender led to a backdown by authorities.

Freddie Gray protests sweep US from Baltimore to New York - live updates

Baltimore activist 'kidnapped' on live TV is in jail despite having hands up 'the whole time'

theguardian.com — He was the peaceful activist whose sudden disappearance into a phalanx of riot police on a Baltimore street sparked a viral panic. Sixteen hours after Joseph Kent, 21, was filmed being snatched by police out of a road in the west side of the city, the Guardian has established his whereabouts.

Baltimore residents warn 'insane' legal crackdown could spark further unrest

theguardian.com — Baltimore's under-fire criminal justice system risked antagonising its already seething local community on Wednesday by suspending legal procedures and imposing bail bonds of up to half a million dollars on the city's most impoverished residents. In one especially stark case, a 19-year-old charged with eight offences allegedly committed on Saturday, including riot, theft and disorderly conduct, was set a bail of $500,000.

Baltimore unrest: Periscope captures tense build-up to curfew - video

theguardian.com — In his second dispatch from the disturbances in Baltimore using live streaming app Periscope, the Guardian's Paul Lewis captured the tense lead up to a 10pm curfew in the city and the clashes that erupted soon after.

Baltimore protests: police in riot gear disperse hundreds defying 10pm curfew

theguardian.com — Police in riot gear drove people from the streets of Baltimore with teargas and smoke grenades on Tuesday night, after hundreds of protesters defied a 10pm curfew to continue demonstrating over the death of Freddie Gray.

Troops roll in to Baltimore as Obama urges US to start 'soul-searching'

theguardian.com — The city of Baltimore was poised for military-enforced lockdown on Tuesday in an effort to prevent another night of rioting over the death of a young black man, as President Obama urged the US to begin "soul-searching" over its growing crisis in race and policing.

Baltimore Brings In National Guard After Clashes Between Protestors and Police

alternet.org — Troops from the US national guard began rolling into Baltimore in armored vehicles after violent clashes, looting and fires led city authorities to declare a week-long curfew banning people from the streets at night. At least 27 people were arrested after intense rioting broke out following the funeral service for Freddie Gray, a young black man who died last week of injuries sustained after his arrest.

The Baltimore riots: the night on Periscope - video

theguardian.com — Using live streaming app Periscope the Guardian's Paul Lewis broadcast from different locations around Baltimore throughout Monday night, observing a community making sense of the destruction and chaos happening on their streets. From a man dancing to Michael Jackson on the roof of a yellow van to Pastor Donte Hickman arriving to see his church's $16 (£10.5) million dollar community housing project in flames.
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May 03, 2015

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May 03, 2015

Democratic lawmakers tried to ban Geert Wilders - the Dutch far-right politician at the "Draw Mohammed" contest: foreignpolicy.com/2015/04/28/dem…

May 03, 2015

RT @JocelynNBC5: Garland PD: two men pulled up got out of a vehicle and started shooting - getting more info now.. @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/vCl4tIl3Nv

May 03, 2015

Breaking: suspects shot at a "Draw Mohammed" contest in Texas attended by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders: nbcnews.com/news/us-news/s…

May 03, 2015

Useful guide to Buzzfeed's international expansion and some of the stumbling blocks: niemanlab.org/2015/04/heres-…

May 03, 2015

This dive into Carly Fiorina's shocking record as a CEO really is a must-read from @rorycarroll72 and @RupertNeate: gu.com/p/4842n

May 03, 2015

Deep report from Fortune into web video generally and Vice, Buzzfeed and Tastemade specifically. for.tn/1EO7Kug

May 03, 2015

Great piece from @rayajalabi on Kwame Rose's impassioned resistance to Fox News in Baltimore: theguardian.com/us-news/2015/m…

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