In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential building, resulting in a massive fire that left 11 persons dead including five children.
One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.
The officers are charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and assault.
People know what they see and hear; the protests will continue and grow until justice is served and the people are listened to.
Peaceful demonstrators gathered at a police station in the Windy City last night, giving voice to millions across the country.
Freddie Gray's name tragically joins the seemingly endless list of young African American men brutally murdered at the hands of police.
"History shapes and molds our perceptions of our past, present and future; it informs and builds a narrative: it provides lessons applicable to today's reality."
The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.
"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."
"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"