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Revoked and Restored: Anthony Brown’s Life on Parole

For many parolees like Anthony Brown, the difference between staying out of and returning to prison often depends on family support, employment and a helpful parole officer — as much as individual willpower.

Shana Ashby, 21, outside the Baltimore Courthouse. Ashby used to live in the neighborhood at the center of the riots following Freddie Gray's death on April 19, 2015.

Young Protesters React to Not-Guilty Verdict in Baltimore

As word of the not guilty verdict spread from the second-floor courtroom down to the crowd waiting in the street below, resident Shana Ashby, 21, stood across from the courthouse and worried about how the verdict will affect her four younger siblings.

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NY Teens Refuse to Accept Gun Violence

New York has some of the strongest gun laws in the country but that hasn’t stopped gun violence from affecting the lives of many. According to the Crime, Arrest and Firearm Activity report issued by New York’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, there were 127 gun deaths in 2015.

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‘Plastic Toy Guns Are Not Dangerous Weapons, It’s the Officers’

Nicholas Heyward Sr., 58, remembers the night. It was a warm Tuesday in 1994 and the sun had yet to set. Neighborhood children trickled into the Gowanus Houses, the Brooklyn housing project where he lived, answering their parents’ calls, while others stayed outside to enjoy the remainder of a beautiful fall day.