In the early morning, as the cold set in, Anaya Maze stood next to the charred remains of a CVS store.Holding a sign, she was the only protester left in front of a line of police officers dressed in riot gear. She is petite. Still, she faced the police officers, looking at them intently.A few steps away were the charred skeletons of two police vehicles, the victims of an unbridled anger that burned its way through the west side of Baltimore.Maze said she understands the anger. For far too...
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