On April 19, one year ago, Freddie Gray died and our city is still in a holding pattern. One of the trials of the six officers who stand accused of his death in police custody ended with a hung jury on December 16. Trials for the remaining six officers are still pending.
The city, too, is in a holding pattern, still reeling from Gray's death and the ensuing uprising and riot. The national press that descended on Baltimore during an upswell of protests over police brutality has packed up its bags, its cameras and microphones, its drive-by reports on the city and gone home.
But it is not business-as-usual in Baltimore.
Gray's death sparked a movement among...