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Half a continent away, Baltimore readies for Ferguson ruling
Half a continent away, Baltimore readies for Ferguson ruling

As the nation waited to see whether a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer would be charged in the killing of an unarmed black teen, criticism arose Sunday in Baltimore and around the nation about how the investigation is being handled. Speaking at McKeldin Square near the Inner Harbor, the Rev. Cortly "C.D." Witherspoon of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference condemned Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for declaring a state of emergency in advance of a grand jury decision, saying it has created an "atmosphere of fear" and will infringe on the rights of Ferguson protesters who "have the right to be angry." Meanwhile, a lawyer for Brown's family...

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