It’ll be breezy and sunny today with highs around 60. The weekend will stay cool and cloudy, with lingering rain showers.
The Baltimore Fire Department released their response timeline to Freddie Gray’s injuries in police custody on April 12th. Paramedics received their first call about 40 minutes after Gray was placed in a police transport van. After medics arrived a few moments later, Gray was treated on the scene, then taken to Shock Trauma.
The Sun collected some past instances of detainees injured by ‘rough rides’ in police vans, including Dondi Johnson, who died 2 weeks after being paralyzed from a spinal injury in 2005.
Freddie Gray’s funeral will be held at Shiloh Baptist Church at 11am on Monday.
In another day of non-violent protests, hundreds marched from City Hall through downtown Baltimore. In advance of the protests, the city advised downtown businesses to let workers go home early, and implemented liberal leave for city employees. Additional rallies and marches are planned for downtown and in west Baltimore this weekend.
Betamore, the Federal Hill incubator and co-working space, is pivoting to become a regional hub for entrepreneurs, with an advisory board of 40 business leaders. Earlier this year, Betamore merged with the defunct Greater Baltimore Tech Council to become a non-profit.