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A bridge too far

Baltimore erupts in race riots after funeral of black man killed by police. Governor declares state of emergency and activates National Guard.

ap_baltimore_unrest_police-van-fire_606635657334959117266-XXX-FREDDIE-GRAY-FUNERAL-EMB1154The only thing Freddie Gray did was make eye contact with a cop. That’s not against the law. And be born black. That is. So Freddie Gray is in a coffin and Baltimore’s ghetto is exploding in paroxysms of anger against the police. In a country where white cops seem able to kill black people with impunity, this riot, like all the others before it, will be suppressed. But the anger can’t — and won’t — be swept under a rug.


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