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On Monday night's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, David Tennant answered the call, but the Doctor was unhelpful. (Video is six minutes and forty-four seconds, and contains profanity.)

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...Oh, and mods? Can we get a Samantha Bee tag, please?
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Tyler Shields is an artist and photographer who creates compelling imagery that turns America's racist history onto its head."A lot of artists want an exact statement for everything they do," he said. "But I never want to not create something because I'm afraid of what it might say." Even so, you might assume that the 33-year-old photographer from Jacksonville, Florida — who built his newest photo series around the civil rights era's most potent images and symbols — is at least somewhat politically driven. You might also assume that he has much to say about the state of American race relations, especially since the high-profile police killings of black men and boys like Walter Scott and Michael Brown.

But you'd be wrong — to a point. For starters, Shields is clear about how little he follows current events. "I live in my own world," he said. "I try to get my news the old-fashioned way, through word of mouth. So when it finally gets to me, it's usually already a big story." And he's relatively adamant about his lack of political involvement. "I think this is the first time I've commented on anything politically," he said. "I try not to be influenced by things."

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Baltimore State's Attorney: “We Have Probable Cause To File Criminal Charges” Over Freddie Gray's Death; police union cries foul.

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby gave an update on the investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody in April, calling his death a homicide. "We have probable cause to file criminal charges," Mosby said in a press conference Friday.

Charges including second degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and assault, among others, will be filed against the officers involved in Gray's arrest, Mosby said. The New York Times' Alan Blinder tweeted out a photo of the documents listing the charges for each of the six officers:

The Baltimore chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, the officers’ union, defended the officers’ conduct, and called on Ms. Mosby to remove herself from the case and hand it over to a special prosecutor — an idea she dismissed out of hand. “As tragic as this situation is, none of the officers involved are responsible for the death of Mr. Gray,” Gene Ryan, president of the union chapter, wrote in an open letter to the state’s attorney.

Mr. Ryan argued that Ms. Mosby had conflicts of interest, including the fact that she has been supported politically by William H. Murphy Jr., the lawyer for Mr. Gray’s family. He also noted that her husband is a city councilman, and said his “political future will be directly impacted, for better or worse, by the outcome of your investigation.”


More at the New York Time's coverage.


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