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What Connecticut should learn from the Baltimore riots

The death of Freddie Gray in the custody of police in Baltimore reminds us that African Americans are more likely than any other racial group to be arrested in almost every city, for almost every type of crime. One report concluded that young African American males are 21 times more likely to be shot by police than their white counterparts. Connecticut has its history of systemic police racism, too, and it is time for it to be addressed.