The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem.
The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has sparked outrage over the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department.
Local advocates are poised to win a campaign for justice that’s broader than individual civil suits can offer.
These well-meaning changes will simply reproduce racial inequality.
Public defenders know that the trouble with our justice system extends far beyond abusive policing.
Police must be taught that the power entrusted to them is not theirs to use or abuse as they see fit.
We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.