National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters

Baltimore unrest reflects years of police brutality, residents say

A history of discrimination and extra-judicial violence lie behind the riots, locals allege and official compensation figures back up their claims

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National Guard troops stand guard in Baltimore. President Obama on Tuesday said rioting in Baltimore emphasised the need for national soul searching.Photo: Reuters
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