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Three years after Baltimore unrest, Homeland Security won't say whether it tracked 2015 'purge' flier

Three years after Baltimore unrest, Homeland Security won't say whether it tracked 2015 'purge' flier

Three years after the riots of April 2015, the Department of Homeland Security won’t say whether it was able — or if it tried — to pinpoint the origins of a “purge” flier that was a precursor to the unrest.

The origin of the notice remains unknown. It’s never been revealed who first posted it on social media, or if it was widely circulated.

Shared on Instagram, the flier read, “All high schools Monday at 3 [p.m.] We Going to Purge,” a reference to a movie in which there was a period of lawlessness. It called on students to go from “Mondawmin, to the...

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