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Radio Free Baltimore: The songs that soundtracked the Baltimore Uprising

Radio Free Baltimore: The songs that soundtracked the Baltimore Uprising

By Wednesday, April 22, just three days after Freddie Gray’s death, Sandtown-Winchester was nearing 48 hours of national news media occupation, and residents and protesters were already sick of it, as a prescient video of resident Shaun Young grabbing the microphone from some CNN dweeb and yelling “Fuck CNN” the previous day suggested. But if the national news was going to market and brand these protests as “the new Ferguson” and force all of the details into that narrative, residents, it appears, would at least soundtrack the protests themselves. As Rev. Westley West took a group of 50 or so onto Pennsylvania Avenue that Wednesday, I noticed a black car...

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