Freddie Gray…And More…

Today, it was announced that 6 officers from the Baltimore Police Department have been charged for the death of Freddie Gray. This is wonderful news, but I cannot forget that this is only a small step. It is important to realize that Freddie Gray is not the first person to die from police violence, and he will not be the last. As Ta-Nehisi Coates (and others) have said, it is so much larger than this one man. While the convictions of these officers would be a wonderful event worthy of celebration, the larger goal of comprehensive police reform in the United States must not be lost. This is larger than any one man or woman. Let’s keep that in mind.

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