Trouble in Baltimore

Trouble in Baltimore


On April 12th, 2015, Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man, allegedly ran away from a Baltimore police officer on a bicycle who had made eye contact with him. He was caught, arrested for possession of a switchblade, and dragged  into a police van. At some point between his arrest and his delivery at a trauma center 40 minutes later, Gray sustained severe injuries that left him in a coma with a nearly-severed spine, several broken vertebrae, and an injured larynx. He died on April 19th. Major protests have taken place in Baltimore since his death, some peaceful, some involving violence and property damage.

As I have with some other current events, I am posting this as a place to collect links to works by philosophers and other academics on these events and the issues they raise.

Two that have been brought to my attention already are:

Why is Baltimore Burning?” by Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst) at Pleas and Excuses
Folk Ideal Theory In Action” by Jacob Levy (McGill) at Bleeding Heart Libertarians

If you know of others, please add them in the comments.

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