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At funeral home, a call for peace and remembrance for Freddie Gray
At funeral home, a call for peace and remembrance for Freddie Gray

Family, friends and hundreds of strangers streamed into the small wooden chapel for five hours, walking, one by one, to the gleaming white casket. There lay the slim body of Freddie Gray, dressed in a white baseball cap, spotless sneakers, blue plaid tie. His boyish face appeared at peace — a sharp contrast to the events that precipitated and have followed his death. It was two weeks ago, on another sunny April Sunday, that Gray suffered a spinal cord injury while in police custody. He died a week later, on April 19. On this Sunday, Baltimoreans passed into the chapel at Vaughn C. Greene funeral home in North Baltimore to pay their respects to the 25-year-old. Funeral services...

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