Talking With The Mayoral Candidates: DeRay Mckesson
Today, we continue our series of conversations with candidates for Mayor of Baltimore. DeRay McKesson is a native Baltimorean, and he’s worked as an administrator in the Baltimore City Public Schools. He’s 30 years old, and for the past year or so he has been a full time activist, working in Ferguson, Baltimore and elsewhere on issues that include police misconduct and mass incarceration. He has never held public office. He’s on the ballot in the Democratic primary on April 26th , the last candidate to file to run for the Baltimore mayor's office. Within days of his filing, Mckesson released a comprehensive plan to address the city's most pressing issues, including proposals to expand educational programs and to begin major reforms of the Baltimore police department. DeRay Mckesson joins Tom to share his vision for the City.