Rachael Patterson

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Mental illness is no crime

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything.<p>The Greenville, South Carolina, resident was arrested six times in three years, each for an episode related to his illness. Instead of receiving treatment, he was thrown in jail. In the rough prison …

See How What Makes Us Happy Has Changed Over the Past 80 Years

Psychologists from the University of Bolton in the U.K. have re-created a famous study conducted in the same town almost eight decades ago that …

Happiness

Don’t Expect the Cities to Get Better

Freddie Gray is dead and Baltimore is enraged—but don’t expect Washington to make any meaningful progress on how we handle our blighted cities.<p>So …

Police caught on camera: The good and the bad

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans are zoning in -- and weighing in -- every week on what cops are up to. They've had to, because cameras are everywhere -- in phones, on dashboards and on officers' uniforms.<p>And with social media at everyone's fingertips, Ferguson, Staten Island and North Charleston have gone from …

We're not seeing more police shootings, just more news coverage

<b>(CNN) —</b> It feels like every week, a name is added to the list: another man, often black and unarmed, has died at the hands of police.<p>Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Jason Harrison, Walter Scott, Eric Harris, Freddie Gray, to name a few.<p>The headlines make it feel as if the country is …

Law Enforcement

Police release timeline of events leading up to Freddie Gray's death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Freddie Gray was arrested Baltimore police on the morning of April 12 without incident, according to police.<p>Less than an hour after he was detained, officers transporting him called for a medic.<p>He subsequently slipped into a coma, dying a week after his initial arrest.<p>So what happened?<p>The …

Justice

Arresting officers provide statements in Freddie Gray death

<b>(CNN) —</b> Five of the six officers suspended with pay after their parts in arresting Freddie Gray have provided statements to investigators, the Baltimore Police Department said Wednesday.<p>The department will not release personnel records or photos because doing so would violate the law, the police …

Michael Brown family files lawsuit, seeks at least $75,000 in Ferguson case

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of Michael Brown has filed a civil lawsuit against the city of Ferguson under Missouri's "wrongful death statute," family attorney Benjamin Crump said in a statement Thursday.<p>The suit seeks punitive and compensatory damages in excess of $75,000, in addition to attorney …

Justice

Not just Freddie Gray: Others who died in police custody

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bizarre circumstances surrounding Freddie Gray's death have inflamed tensions across the country. How could a man suffer a severe spinal cord injury after getting arrested? And what happened in the 30 minutes before he was taken to a hospital?<p>Gray wavered in and out of a coma and died …

Baltimore protests: 5 questions demonstrators are asking

<b>(CNN) —</b> Protests are gaining steam in Baltimore after a man died from a devastating injury he allegedly suffered while in police custody.<p>Demonstrators have vowed they'll keep taking to the streets until they get justice. To start, protesters say they're looking for answers about what happened to …

Justice

Freddie Gray funeral draws White House officials, Eric Garner's family

<b>(CNN) —</b> A white casket sat at the front of New Shiloh Baptist Church in West Baltimore as a gospel choir sang for a large crowd gathered to honor Freddie Gray.<p>The 25-year-old died in police custody 15 days ago after he was arrested on a weapons charge. His death from a severe spinal chord injury …

Justice

Baltimore riots: A timeline

<b>(CNN) —</b> The day Baltimore planned to lay Freddie Gray to rest, the city went up in smoke.<p>Riots have broken out throughout Baltimore less than three weeks after a 25-year-old man died in police custody.<p>What started as peaceful protests days ago have turned violent, with stores being looted, rocks …

Justice

Freddie Gray case: The legal issues

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death of Freddie Gray, which was the flashpoint for the protests and now the riots in Baltimore, has raised again the questions surrounding police use of force, especially after the now-familiar video of officers arresting Mr. Gray and loading him into a police van.<p>Gray was arrested by …

Justice

In Baltimore riots, 'our hearts were broken'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Here's what you need to know about Baltimore.<p>As much as it is a city, in so many ways it feels like a small town. It can be provincial, and the degrees of separation are more like two than six.<p>There are people in east Baltimore who would never dare to hang out in west Baltimore and vice …

White House faces new racial crisis in Baltimore

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Newly sworn-in Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday night the Justice Department will continue its investigation into the death of Freddie Gray and send two top officials to Baltimore in an effort to quell the riots unfolding there.<p>Lynch met Monday evening with President …

How we burned Baltimore

<b>(CNN) —</b> We did it again, in another American city.<p>We set Baltimore on fire this time. We brutalized black bodies. We turned a funeral into a riot. We let things get out of hand. We looted. We threw stones at policemen. We threw stones at citizens. We created camera-ready chaos, and we replayed the …

Justice

2 people shot in Ferguson as new protests break out

<b>Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) —</b> At least three people were shot in separate incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, on late Tuesday and early Wednesday as hundreds of demonstrators gathered in support of protests in Baltimore, a city spokesman said.<p>Two people were shot in the neck and another was shot in the …

Justice

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

White House seeks ban on gay and gender identity conversion therapies

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Responding to a petition begun when a transgender teenager died from suicide after being subjected to therapy meant to alter her gender identity, the White House announced on Wednesday it supports banning the so-called conversion practices.<p>Writing an official administration …

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union jack table at Ultraviolet in Shanghai.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/4/1428156134970/058c42cb-0bc9-4b6d-80e4-f4b47e16f725-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters<p>British food on a union …

Food (UK)