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George Nilson
Silencing the victim
Silencing the victim

Here is the actual state of affairs when it comes to police-community relations in Baltimore: The death of Freddie Gray brought to the surface years of pent-up frustrations by many city residents about how they are treated by Baltimore police officers, resulting in weeks of protests and two nights of rioting. Relations have broken down to the point that the police commissioner says his officers can't do even routine investigative work without being surrounded by camera-wielding residents, and the mayor requested the federal Department of Justice to conduct a full-scale investigation into whether the Baltimore police engage in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional use of force. But...