Baltimore Rising

If you are even slightly intrigued by the Baltimore described in The Other Wes Moore, the following documentary should be of interest:

A couple years ago, a young black man in Baltimore, Freddie Gray, was killed in the police van as he was being transported to the precinct. Several officers were arrested in charged in his death. All were acquitted.  The documentary covers what happened after, including the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, a change in “community policing,” etc. It’s worth a watch.

If you are thinking, “Well, that’s Baltimore,” think again. This is about any medium to large city in the United States–including Augusta, Columbia, Charleston and–gulp–maybe even Aiken.

 

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