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Post-Freddie-Gray, interviewers want to hear what Baltimore teens have to say

Post-Freddie-Gray, interviewers want to hear what Baltimore teens have to say

On April 27, when the Baltimore rioting began, CNN anchor-reporter Victor Blackwell was perched in a Marriott Hotel bar in Port-au-Prince on vacation. A TV broadcast footage of teens and others battling police. "I was watching Mondawmin Mall being looted and sitting next to Haitians who were looking at my hometown and going, 'Tsk, tsk, tsk. What is going on?" Blackwell said. "And I'm thinking, 'Mondawmin Mall: That's where I bought the shoes for my prom.' I know these places. I know these people." Blackwell didn't get to Baltimore until April 30, but that knowledge of the city and the residents of West Baltimore helped him more than...

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