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Did Poverty In Baltimore Cause The Riots?

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In April 2015, an unarmed African-American man died in Baltimore because of alleged police brutality, sparking protests and riots. So what led up to this outburst of violence?

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“Days after rioters and looters smashed windows and carted off merchandise at Mondawmin Mall and dozens of businesses across Baltimore, residents and employees were left to assess the damage and clean up.”

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“The city has paid about $5.7 million since 2011 over lawsuits claiming that police officers brazenly beat up alleged suspects.”

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“That’s the question being asked after the city erupted into riots and looting on Monday.”

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“Baltimore had the fifth-highest murder rate in the country last year among cities with 100,000 or more people and saw an increase in property crime, statistics released by the FBI on Monday show.”

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