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Rawlings-Blake defends handling of Baltimore rioting
Rawlings-Blake defends handling of Baltimore rioting

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her handling of the recent rioting in Baltimore, arguing Tuesday that more aggressive police or military tactics could have escalated the violence. "Nobody died during the riots," Rawlings-Blake said. "Out of the two weeks of demonstrations, we only had a few hours of unrest, and then we were able to restore peace and calm. ... "If you take a look at the overwhelming amount of officers who responded, they did a masterful job of responding and keeping peace and calm. They showed an amazing amount of restraint. Had they been different, the outcome of [that] Monday could have been substantially different," she said. The...

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