The Sun's Tricia Bishop On Uneven Justice For Freddie Gray Protesters
We’ll begin today with a conversation about legal justice, another in our series of conversations as we approach the anniversary of the riots and protests that followed the death last April of Freddie Gray, from injuries he sustained while in police custody. The anniversary of the violence that broke out following his funeral is on Wednesday.
After last spring's uprising -- even before the curfews were lifted and National Guard troops left -- law enforcement officials and prosecutors began investigating crimes, both serious and menial, that were committed on the afternoon and evening of April 27th. In a press conference last summer, then Deputy police commissioner Kevin Davis said, "We're going to run this out until we've identified everyone who's committed crimes." This morning, we ask, “Where do those prosecutions stand, a year later?”
Tricia Bishop is the Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the Baltimore Sun. Last month, she published an essay in which she chronicled the seemingly haphazard way in which justice has been applied to people arrested for allegedly committing crimes during the uprising. She joins Tom in the Studio.