Freddie Gray

Tourists At Home: Single Carrot Theatre takes audiences on a meandering bus ride through the city in "Promenade: Baltimore"

Tourists At Home: Single Carrot Theatre takes audiences on a meandering bus ride through the city in "Promenade: Baltimore"

At the corner of North Avenue and Charles Street, on top of an abandoned bank building, there is a gray billboard with large black letters that read "Whoever Died From A Rough Ride." Below, in smaller letters: "the whole damn system…"

Despite spending a good deal of time in Station North and that particular intersection, I'd never managed to stop and read this sign, which has been there for at least a year, if not longer. Was I subconsciously avoiding it, not wanting to think about the practice Freddie Gray was possibly subjected to before he died in police custody?

I finally did notice it while sitting comfortably in a bus seat during...

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