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Changing police mindsets post Freddie Gray

Changing police mindsets post Freddie Gray

As a former Baltimore City police officer, a former news reporter on Channel 2, and now a member of the clergy and a law enforcement chaplain in Northern Virginia, I am sad watching what is happening in my beloved hometown. Having served in patrol in the Western District for a short time back in the mid-1980s, I'm sad that life for residents has not improved. I'm sad that there are still police officers who abuse their authority. I'm sad that there are residents who think the only way to be heard is through violence and destruction. Having covered the streets of Baltimore in the early 1980s and reported on residents angry about rampant crime in their neighborhoods, I'm...

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