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Baltimore Police Officer Calls For Community And Cops To Come Together, Tells Demonstrators: ‘I’m Here For You’

BALTIMORE – In the days since thousands of protesters in Baltimore, Maryland have declared black lives matter and demanded an to end police brutality, one officer is reminding her community that working together is the only way to move forward.

Sgt. K Glanville spoke to demonstrators Saturday night during a block party that was held on a day where massive crowds participated in afestive rally in the city. Revelers rejoiced following State Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby’s Friday announcement of criminal charges against the six officers involved in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Gray died on April 19 from a severe spinal cord injury he sustained while in police custody. Read on for more about Sgt. K Glanville here. 

“If our society really wanted to solve the problem, we could; it’s just that it would require everybody saying, ‘this is important; this is significant.’ And, that we don’t just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns, and we don’t just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped, but we’re paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids.” —President Obama on the situation in Baltimore

Please refrain from posting or recirculating images that have Baltimore protestors’ faces clearly visible. The Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore’s mayor are using social media to identify and arrest demonstrators, and having images of these people across social media is incredibly dangerous for them.

Please reblog this or repost it, I really don’t care, just get this message out there.

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Thousands Of New York Protesters Rally In Solidarity With Balitmore’s Freddie Gray

NEW YORK – A New York police officer was hurt and at least a dozen people were arrested Wednesday as thousands of protestors gathered in support of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old Baltimore black man who was fatally injured in police custody this month.

Demonstrators flooded open spaces around Union Square, chanting and holding signs protesting Gray’s death from spinal injuries. His funeral was Monday, the day mostly peaceful protests in Baltimore turned into mayhem, with 20 police officers hurt, more than 200 arrested and buildings and cars set ablaze. The NYPD officer’s injuries appeared minor. The Associated Press reported that police detained at least a dozen people.

For live updates from the protest go here. 

(Photos via the Huffington Post)