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Baltimore Uprising

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    Paul Abowd
    Fault Lines
    June 17, 2015

    On April 12, 2015, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested in West Baltimore. A week later he died from a neck injury while in police custody, sparking protests that captured national attention.

    The anger over Gray’s death is rooted in a long history of police violence in Baltimore, where many residents see law enforcement as an occupying force – and some former officers speak about a culture of silence in the department that insulates officers from accountability.

    Fault Lines travels to Baltimore to investigate the city’s fractured relationship with law enforcement and a string of alleged police brutality cases that preceded Freddie Gray’s death.

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