WJZ EXCLUSIVE: The Other Man In The Van With Freddie Gray Breaks His Silence

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ ) — From the beginning, the investigation into what killed Freddie Gray has centered on what happened inside the police transport van.

We knew there was another prisoner inside the van and tonight we hear from him.

WJZ‘s Mike Schuh is the first to speak with Donta Allen about what he heard.

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“I am Donta Allen. I am the one who was in the van with Freddie Gray,” Allen said.

The one who the police commissioner calls the second prisoner in the van.

“The second prisoner who was picked up said that he didn’t see any harm done to Freddie at all,” Commissioner Anthony Batts said. “What he has said us that he heard Freddie thrashing about.”

But Allen wants to set something straight.

“All I did was go straight to the station, but I heard a little banging like he was…

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Harry Styles Rides The Bus In Los Angeles? — See Pic

Hollywood Life

He couldn’t call Uber? Harry Styles lives a life full of five-star hotels, private jets and incredible wealth, so was that really one of the biggest music stars in the world taking the bus while visiting Los Angeles?

Harry Styles, 21, who is said to be worth $25 million dollars, was allegedly photographed riding the bus with a fare of $1.75 in Los Angeles on April 30.  A fan claims to have spotted the One Direction singer on the bus and took a snap of what looks like it could be Harry’s head, man bun and all. So was it really him?

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What Those Calling For Calm Don’t Understand About Black Poverty, Struggle

Moorbey'z Blog

“Black people are viewed in their
entirety as criminals. Whites who
protest or riot are not called thugs,
because the word thug serves as a
proxy for the N-word, whether it’s black
or white people using the descriptors.”
 In light of the current unrest in Baltimore, riot shaming seems to be the new fad.

Everybody’s doing it, and while it is easy, it helps us change the subject and ignore the harder issues facing African-Americans.

What is unfolding in that city, of course, and is receiving national attention, is the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray, 25, who died of a broken spine while in police custody.

The circumstances around the man’s killing and public outrage in the black community have led to peaceful protests.

And unfortunately, though understandably, things have boiled over, with riots and looting by some. Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD) has declared a state of emergency and…

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Anthony Rendon could resume his minor league rehab assignment tomorrow

HardballTalk

Anthony Rendon’s return from a left knee sprain hit a snag this week due to some tightness in his side, but he could resume his minor league rehab assignment as soon as tomorrow.

Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Rendon went through a full workout today. Assuming he feels good tomorrow, he’ll return to the lineup with Double-A Harrisburg for the first time since last Saturday. The Nationals were originally hoping that Rendon would be ready to make his season debut during this weekend’s four-game series against the Mets, but he’ll likely spend a few more days in the minors to get back into the swing of things.

The Nationals were talking about potentially having Rendon split time between second base and third base upon his return, as Yunel Escobar has grown more comfortable at the hot corner. It’s unclear whether that’s still the plan, but either way, getting him…

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$10,000 Reward Offered In Baltimore Fire Investigations

CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The ATF is offering up to $10,000 in reward money for information leading to arrests and convictions in the fires set in Baltimore Monday.

Those fires include the Mary Harkins Senior Center, Rite Aid Pharmacy and two CVS Pharmacy fires.

“The ATF and our local counterparts are committed to identifying, investigating and recommending for prosecution the individuals responsible for the violent acts of arson committed throughout our city,” said Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan. “Arson is a crime of violence and the individuals who committed these acts need to be held accountable for their dangerous actions.”

If you have information, please call 1-888-283-3473.

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