Many people watching the turmoil in Baltimore may be in disbelief that these citizens (largely young kids) are literally burning down their own community. To many of us, this scenario just doesn’t make sense. Unfortunately, the real issues in Baltimore are being overlooked because all the public can see is the violence and rage happening on the streets. This rage is being directed at the local and state agencies that are supposed to protect and serve its citizens.
This anger has been building for many years in Baltimore. There are known issues in the Baltimore Police Department. In October 2014, the US Justice Department began its own investigation of the department, months before the Freddie Gray incident.
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