Freddie Gray's Death Outcome: Violent Protests in Baltimore
By: Lexi O'Donnell
Police officers arrested Freddie Gray on April 12 on a weapons charge. He did not use force when the officers arrested him, he "gave up..." according to a Baltimore Police Commissioner. Apparently, after Mr. Gray was taken out the police van he was put in to transport him to the stations, he could not breathe. A spinal cord injury was the cause of his death, a week later. It is unknown what caused the spinal cord injury. Now, the day of Gray's funeral, people all over Baltimore are furious. Today, April 27th, people are looting small businesses and quarreling with police officers. There is a report of more than two dozen people being arrested. Fifteen police officers have been injured, only two of them remain hospitalized. As protesters were walking, police enforcements tried to stop them creating a blockade with their bodies and with driving through the crowds in their squad cars. Many protesters have been throwing things such as rocks and bricks at the cars; which is the cause of many of the officers injuries. The mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, had a few words to say about the riots as well, "What we see tonight that is going on in our city is very disturbing," she said, "Too many people have spent generations building up this city for it to be destroyed by thugs who in a very senseless way are trying to tear down what so many have fought for," (CNN). The "thugs" as Rawlings-Blake says have looted many stores, including chains and small businesses, including a CVS Pharmacy, which was set on fire after it was rifled through. More reports are to come about the on-going civic unrest in Baltimore.
"Rocks, Bricks Thrown at Police in Baltimore - CNN.com." CNN. Cable News Network, 27 Apr. 2015. Web. 27 Apr. 2015. <http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/27/us/baltimore-unrest/index.html>.
1700 Presbury St. is where Gray finally gave up from running and the police arrested him.
The link above is an article from CNN talking about the facts from Freddie Gray's death and arrest and the questions people do not know the answers too.
The link above is an article and video from USA Today talking about the destructive protests.
The link above is from WBAL and it talks about how the National Guard is now activated to help the officers fend off protestors.
The link above leads to a video from CNN that gives a general overview of the cause of the protests and what is happening.
The link above leads to a Wikipedia page which gives you information about the state Baltimore is currently in.
The link above is to a Wikipedia page that states information about protests.