Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Wednesday that the Justice Department report on the Baltimore Police Department, and the reforms now being negotiated by federal officials and the city, provide a rare opportunity to address some of the city's most challenging problems.
"I don't want my children's children's children to have to fight the same fights," the Baltimore Democrat told the more than 200 who crowded Westminster Hall to discuss the report.
"All of us" should want change, Cummings said, so no one experiences the mistreatment described in the report. "I'm begging you to work with this process."
Cummings; Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the...