ARE THE BALTIMORE RIOTS GOOD? Background information

On April 12, 2015, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was arrested. While there is no video footage to show exactly what happened after he was taken into custody, somewhere between the time of the arrest and the time they reached the police station, Gray suffered multiple spinal injuries that killed him within the week. The arrest itself was questionable, and there are allegations that police brutality was the cause of Gray’s death. The incident sparked a series of riots and civil disobedience in Baltimore, Md., on April 18 and a few days before and following that caused chaos across the city. Following the riots Maryland officials have since announced that they will be prosecuting the police involved in Gray’s death.