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Amid curfew, Rawlings-Blake and Batts were inundated with emails to end it

Amid curfew, Rawlings-Blake and Batts were inundated with emails to end it

As Baltimore's curfew wore on, and the city's unrest quieted, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was inundated with emails asking that the curfew be lifted — many from campaigns organized by Change.org and the American Civil Liberties Union. For example, at 1:22 p.m. on Friday, May 1 — five days after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had instituted the curfew — Batts received an email from the online petition website Change.org. "500 more people signed in the last two days," the email said, referring to a petition directed at him and Rawlings-Blake and calling for an end to the curfew. "I need to tend bar to make money," one man wrote in one of...

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