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Baltimore can improve from crucible forged by Freddie Gray
Baltimore can improve from crucible forged by Freddie Gray

The arrests of a police lieutenant, a sergeant and four officers in the death of Freddie Gray take Baltimore deeper into the crucible, where everything is being tested, everything is on the line -- the system of criminal justice and civil order, the relationships between the black and white citizens who live and work here, the very future of the city and perhaps the nation. There’s an aspiration I’ve called the Next Baltimore. If you squint you can still see it: a better, safer and healthier city where more children excel in school and chase their dreams, where more of the poor break out of poverty, where neighborhoods on the eastside and westside finally get the attention...

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