Today a conversation with a panel of activists and community leaders as we continue to reflect on the 2015 violence and Uprising sparked by the death of Freddie Gray. Last year The Department of Justice issued a report detailing widespread misconduct and unconstitutional practices within the Baltimore Police Department. The city signed a consent decree with the DOJ and city leaders have vowed to reform the department.
Will those reforms be enough to build trust between police and communities of color? Two years after the Uprising, are residents seeing any differences in their communities?
Elder C.W Harris is the pastor of Newborn Community of Faith and founder of Intersection of Change (formerly Newborn Holistic Ministries), a community-based nonprofit focused on community development in west Baltimore.
Ray Kelly is the director of the No Boundaries Coalition. That’s a resident-led advocacy organization based in Central West Baltimore.
They join Tom in the studio.