Officers in Freddie Gray’s case will be tried separately

A judge has refused to dismiss charges against officers in the death of Freddie Gray [pictured]. In addition, the judge ruled that the six officers will be tried separately. Here’s more on the protests in Baltimore over the hearing. May there be peace and justice in this case — though neither will bring back ┬áMr. …

The verdict on Pussy Riot, the band

A Russian judge just ruled that the band members of Pussy Riot were guilty of “hooliganism” after a brief protest in Moscow’s main cathedral earlier this year in which they sang, “Mother of God, put Putin out.” The three women were sentenced to two years in jail. The judge said the women engaged in “homosexual …

Pussy Riot (the band) explained

If you haven’t been keeping up with the Moscow court case of the punk band, Pussy Riot, this should bring you up to speed. This is not just a bunch of punk rockers, says Leonid Bershidsky at Bloomberg. He writes: …their show trial is threatening to become a turning point in Russian history. If the …