RT America -- May 6, 2015

Baltimore mayor reverses course, requests DOJ investigation of city PD

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is now asking for the Department of Justice to investigate the city’s police department after refusing to do so a week earlier, as new questions are emerging about charges brought against the cops in the Freddie Gray case. Ben Swann speaks with Lawrence Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice about the recent legal and political moves by Baltimore’s mayor.

Poverty, lack of opportunity traps thousands in Baltimore in cycle of despair

Ameera David takes a deep look at how poverty is leaving many Baltimore residents, especially young African-American boys, in an endless cycle of hopelessness. David talks with the city’s residents about how the problem affects all aspects of their lives.