Uneven Justice for Uprising Arrestees; A Muslim Imagines Justice; "Detroit '67;" City Tree-Planters | WYPR

Uneven Justice for Uprising Arrestees; A Muslim Imagines Justice; "Detroit '67;" City Tree-Planters

Apr 25, 2016

A protester rides his bike at a police line at North and Pennsylvania Avenues, on April 27, 2015, the day of Freddie Gray's funeral.
Credit Baltimore Sun

This morning, almost one year after last April’s violence:  Justice, from legal, religious, artistic and environmental perspectives. 

More than 500 people were arrested during and in the days following the violence that erupted after Freddie Gray’s funeral.  Tricia Bishop of the Baltimore Sun tells us that very few of those arrested were ever charged, and, that many had their charges dropped, but not before some spent weeks and even months in jail.  Justice in the wake of the Uprising.

Then, an acclaimed Muslim scholar, Najeeba Syeed, talks about how Islam Imagines Justice in Baltimore, and how to build trust between communities of color and law enforcement.

Plus, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Detroit 67, running at Center Stage's transitional home in Towson University's Center for the Arts, now through May 8th.

And Amanda Cunningham from the Baltimore Tree Trust, on the need for blighted neighborhoods to have a robust tree canopy and all of the good things that trees create.