Marvin Cheatham, president of the Matthew Henson Neighborhood Association, stands in front of a row of abandoned homes in West Baltimore. He would like to see them torn down and replaced by a food market, a senior center and a health clinic — all of which the neighborhood currently lacks. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In Baltimore, Hopes Of Turning Abandoned Properties Into Affordable Homes
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Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City health commissioner, visits a newly opened Safe Streets center in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in West Baltimore. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Lesson Learned For Baltimore's Health Commissioner: 'I Like A Fight'
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A mural memorializing Freddie Gray is painted on the wall near the place where he was tackled and arrested last year by police at the Gilmor Homes housing project in Baltimore, Md. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Year After Freddie Gray's Death, Trials Set To Begin (Again)
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This photo from the Baltimore Police Department shows the six police officers charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. Top row from left: Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero. Bottom row from left: William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White. Uncredited/AP hide caption

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Officer William Porter's trial has ended in a mistrial. He is one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. His case is the first to come to court. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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William Porter faces charges of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office. He is one of six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. Rob Carr/AP hide caption

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An empty jury box at the Orange County Courthouse during the Casey Anthony murder trial in 2011. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Why Courts Use Anonymous Juries, Like In Freddie Gray Case
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William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, arrives at a courthouse for jury selection in his trial on Monday in Baltimore. Rob Carr/AP hide caption

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A mural for Freddie Gray is seen at the intersection of North Mount and Presbury streets where he was arrested in April. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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Baltimore Residents Wary As Freddie Gray Trials Slated To Begin
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Mentor Antwon Cooper (left) helps student Julius Barne, 15, during a group activity in a history class. Jun Tsuboike/NPR hide caption

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For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help
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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stands outside vacant homes before a ceremony to kick off their restoration in Baltimore in July. In the wake of the riots triggered by the death of Freddie Gray, Rawlings-Blake announced Friday she will not seek re-election. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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A mural memorializing Baltimore resident Freddie Gray adorns a wall near the place where he was tackled and arrested by police. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Taylor Alexander, who owns Baltimore clothing store Flawless Damsels, celebrates its recent reopening. A no-interest loan and online fundraiser helped her reopen the shop after it was looted in April's riots following the death of Freddie Gray. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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For A Baltimore Boutique Owner, A 'Joyous' Reopening After The Riots
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Baltimore police officers — top row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., Garrett E. Miller and Edward M. Nero, and bottom row from left, William G. Porter, Brian W. Rice and Alicia D. White — were charged with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray. AP hide caption

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Helena Hicks has remained active in Baltimore through eras of desegregation and the drug trade. Now she gives back to her childhood neighborhood, the same one where Freddie Gray lived. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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A Baltimore Civil Rights Icon Is Still Pushing To Help City's Young
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A mural memorializing Baltimore resident Freddie Gray adorns a wall near the place where he was tackled and arrested by police. The Baltimore Sun says it has acquired a copy of the unreleased government autopsy report in the case. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A Baltimore police officer attempts to secure a crime scene with tape at the scene of a shooting at the intersection of West North Avenue and Druid Hill Avenue in West Baltimore, Md., on May 30. Local media have reported more than 35 murders in the city since the April rioting over the death of 25-year-old resident Freddie Gray. Jim Bourg/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Baltimore Community Engagement Efforts Slowed By Crime Spike
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