In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Friday that the Department of Justice will launch a full-scale civil rights investigation into Baltimore’s police.
You’ve probably seen the viral video of Toya Graham, during last week’s unrest in Baltimore, using some rather pungent language and some open-handed smacks upside the head to pull her 16-year-old son out of the riot zone.
Unrest on the streets of Baltimore is a tale told over again in American history. The Civil War’s first blood was spilled there in a scene that foreshadowed the racial reckoning the nation witnessed this week.
The claims that the city isn’t doing anything for the poor black neighborhoods are a disconnect from reality. Is that why high-school kids burned down a CVS the city worked hard to secure for them and, even more inexplicably, a low-income senior housing project costing a reported $16 million?
Baltimore braced for a night of violence and police clashes after looting, fires, and rock throwing erupted Monday afternoon, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray, whose spine was severed in police custody.