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Baltimore City Power Rankings: DeRay, Kurt Schmoke, Baltimore County Police, and more

Baltimore City Power Rankings: DeRay, Kurt Schmoke, Baltimore County Police, and more

↑ DeRay Mckesson

Activist, former mayoral candidate, and current director of human capital for Baltimore City Public Schools DeRay Mckesson was arrested in Baton Rouge last month during a protest over the police killing of Alton Sterling. This week, Mckesson joined two others in filing a federal class action suit against Baton Rouge cops, alleging that he and hundreds of others were illegally arrested for protesting. At the time of his arrest, some wet sandwiches from Baltimore asked why he was down there in the first place instead of here working for the schools. But isn't this how someone with Mckesson's fame and clout should wield it: call attention to...

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