Arrests in Baltimore for illegal guns often lead to dropped charges or little jail time

Michael Moses Ward, known as Birdie Africa as a child

Birdie Africa, now known as Michael Moses Ward, is seen in this May 13, 1985 photograph, in the back of a police van after being rescued from the MOVE complex fire, that killed five children and six adults, including Ward's mother, Rhonda Africa. He died on board a cruise ship on Sept. 20, 2013, at 41.
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