Did you read about Floyd Mayweather, Freddie Gray, and the Obama presidential library? | Bleader

Did you read about Floyd Mayweather, Freddie Gray, and the Obama presidential library?

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  • Floyd Mayweather hits people.
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, alarm, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That Baltimore state's attorney Marilyn J. Mosby has filed murder, manslaughter, and assault charges against six police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray? Philip Montoro

• That lead continues to poison thousands of children in Chicago while funding to clean it up has been slashed? Mick Dumke

• That Chicago is getting the Obama presidential library? Drew Hunt

• About the fire at the construction site for Writers Theatre's new Jeanne Gang-designed building? Tony Adler

• About the history of "rough rides" in police wagons, including the one in Chicago that disfigured Freddie Franklin in 1980? (This 1985 Tribune story on the Franklin settlement mentions another 1980 rough ride in a Chicago police squadrol that left Sylvester Brown a paraplegic.) Steve Bogira

• Or see this blast from Chicago's theatrical past: J. Pat Miller, daring actor and early local AIDS casualty, performing The Artaud Project at Victory Gardens Theater, January 25, 1980? Tony Adler

• Why Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter's comments on Freddie Gray and the riots have made news? Mick Dumke

• About Floyd Mayweather's history of domestic violence, and the ways it's shaped both his life and career? ("Money Mayweather can beat women because it costs him very little. He hasn't really been hit. The black lights of the unconscious? He's never seen them.") Drew Hunt

• That a debt-ridden office drone secretly lived at his desk for 500 straight nights? Ryan Smith

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