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Jesse Jackson
Baltimore takes center stage over Freddie Gray
Baltimore takes center stage over Freddie Gray

The scenes unfolding in Baltimore this week have a very familiar feel to them. Like a play you have seen before, like the rerun of a television show. You know what is going to happen next. And everybody is playing their part. The stern politicians talking tough. The preachers invoking scripture, the grieving family asking for peace. The protesters marching solemnly, the looters shaming themselves. The police shoulder to shoulder, barely containing their anger and fear. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton parachuting into town. The television journalists with their urgent on-camera voices. Cars burning, windows smashed. The city and the nation watching as night falls and the crowds spiral out...