npr: A day of mourning gave way to an evening of riots and looting in Baltimore on Monday, where Gov. Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard. Just hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets, burning police cars, looting stores and facing off with police. […]

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You can help buy the Macefield house

seattlish: Fearing that the storied little home might be purchased by developers to complete the Ballard Blocks, Eat Ballard has created a fundraising account to help neighbors buy the place.  Gerard Wirz calls it a “fantasy crowdfunding campaign” but says that the funds would, in fact, definitely go toward purchasing and preserving the house, which heads to […]

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socialjusticevegan: Footage from the Hologram protest in Spain against the Ley Mordaza, or “Gag Law” that is scheduled to go into effect on July 1st. Under the new Citizen Safety Law or Ley Mordaza (Gag Law) as human rights defenders have renamed it, public protests, freedoms of speech and the press and documenting police abuses will […]

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toocatsoriginals: The Hess Triangle – New York City’s Smallest Piece of Privately-Owned Property In 1910, New York City condemned and demolished nearly 300 buildings to allow the widening of streets and construction of new subway lines. David Hess battled City Hall for years to save his five-story apartment building, The Voorhis, but ultimately lost his […]

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