Baltimore United for Change
[Baltimore United for Change, a broad coalition of community groups, has released the following statement in response to [the April 27] events:]
“It has been 15 days since Freddie Gray was stuffed into a Baltimore Police Department van and no officer, elected official or agency has taken any responsibility for his subsequent death or the policies that allow it to stand.
Therefore, we continue to witness the further erosion of the already broken relationship between Black communities and law enforcement.
The truth is that our region’s elected officials have not seen it as politically useful to act on the long-standing issues of police violence in Black communities. What we are witnessing today is the crossing of a tipping point by communities that have remained unheard for far too long.