An African-American man died after he was arrested and taken into custody on April 19.
Freddie Gray slammed his head on a bolt inside the police van escorting him, according to sources.
Gray’s death caused a lot of rioting and fighting throughout the city of Baltimore. Loring Cornish, an artist from Baltimore, created an exhibition that sparked a lot of concern. He hung dolls that were sprayed in black paint to, “represent black men who are being killed, lynched, and murdered legally,” according to the Huffington Post.
During the rioting, a woman was seen beating up a teenager who ended up being her son, stated the Washington Post. Toya Graham, who is a mother of six, was named “mom of the year” and said, “That is my only son,” and she did not want him to be the next Freddie Gray at the end of the day. She also said what he was doing, disrespecting police officers, is not justice.
Six police officers were charged in the death of Freddie Gray on May 1, stated the New York Times. They were charged with a list of crimes such as manslaughter and murder in Gray’s arrest and fatal injury. Three of the officers were white and the other three were black. One cop was a lieutenant, who has been on the force for 17 years.
BY JULISSA DUCHATELLIER
EDITED BY LAURENT OCTOBRE