Baltimore braced for new night of protest as Obama warns police

Demonstrators chant on Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, April 28, 2015, one day after violence and looting erupted following the funeral of 25-year-old African-American man Freddie Gray, who died in police custodyNational Guard troops deployed to prevent another night of violence in Baltimore on Tuesday as President Barack Obama warned recent incidents “raise troubling questions” about the policing of black communities. Violence and looting erupted in Baltimore on Monday after the funeral of 25-year-old African-American man Freddie Gray, who died after suffering severe spinal injuries during a police arrest. “Since Ferguson… we have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals — primarily African American, often poor — in ways that raise troubling questions,” the president said. “I think there are police departments that have to do some soul-searching.

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