Jacob Sullum on Baltimore's History of Bogus Busts

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Of the various criminal charges that Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney for Baltimore,announced on Friday in connection with Freddie Gray's death, the most striking was false imprisonment. Jacob Sullum says the case has shined a light on the way police officers abuse their arrest powers to impose arbitrary punishment, a practice that helps explain the anger on display in Baltimore last week.

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