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' — 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 — 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' — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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' — 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 — 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 — 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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