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Introduction

If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t noticed, the city of Baltimore has been thrown into the national and international spotlight in light of the chaos that has erupted in the city in the wake of local citizen Freddie Gray’s arrest and consequent death from injuries sustained during police custody. Many protests have sprouted up in cities all across the world in opposition to police brutality, but the most chaotic scene has been ground zero: Baltimore. Let’s take a look at some background information of these events and then consider some lessons that can be learned from them.