Letter from Baltimore: The City That Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the Makings of an American Uprising

Letter from Baltimore

Letter from BaltimoreJune 24, 2016 – Segment 3

We talk with Baltimore native Lawrence Jackson, who is a contributor to Harper’s Magazine. In the July issue, Jackson’s “Letter from Baltimore: The City That Bleeds: Freddie Gray and the Makings of an American Uprising” weaves the story of his family’s migration to Baltimore with its brutal implementation of the broken-windows policing theory on its streets and in its schools. “Who doesn’t know,” Jackson asks, “that as American cities became blacker in the Fifties and Sixties, police departments felt fewer qualms about ‘cleaning them up’ with deadly force?”

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  1. david eberhardt says:

    I am a supporter- but I have to wonder- I have written you before- as to going to podcasts and then trying to listen- I never can?
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    Hi David – the podcast is now attached. It had not yet been uploaded when you went to listen.

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