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Chicago Tribune Columnists

Policing Baltimore's police

Policing Baltimore's police

The death of Freddie Gray and the riots that followed have brought Baltimore's problems to the forefront of national, even international, attention. The drug addiction, poverty, failing schools, health disparities, deteriorating housing, broken families and unemployment that plague neighborhoods like the one where Gray lived and was arrested in have been on full display, and they have become a part of the larger discussion about what it would mean to bring about justice in the wake of his death. It's a conversation Baltimore and many cities like it need to have, and in the weeks and months ahead, we intend to play a role in fostering it.

But as important as all those issues are in...