1. If you are looking for places to support Baltimoreans, here are some book/food/water type places: Maryland Food Bank, Pratt Library, Village Learning Place, and Baltimore Water Project.
2. A really good rundown of the conditions in Baltimore that have been leading to this quite desperate need for change was in the WaPo here. (I find that the description of the what triggered the looting differs from other accounts, but as a rundown of Baltimore, it is a very useful source.)
3. This article about the strange experience of playing a game for no live fans is, certainly not fluffy, but an examination of a less serious aspect of things Baltimore.