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14. Maybe
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:20 PM
Jul 2020

It was the fact that the video was released so close to when the crime happened. And you're right - if it was prime time, nationwide, that would do it. (I don't watch the news.)

When Freddie Gray was killed in Baltimore, the city went nuts. There were protests, there were riots, there was talk of calling out the National Guard. But nothing changed. And ALL of the cops were acquitted. I think there was a suit. There was some coverage nationwide, but more of the riots, and not why. And when only the riots get covered, the crime can get lost.

At least we are seeing some changes.

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