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This Man Spent 49 Hours In A Baltimore Jail Cell For Being A Reporter

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 02: Protesters march from City hall to the Sandtown neighborhood May 2, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Fred
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 02: Protesters march from City hall to the Sandtown neighborhood May 2, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to Gray's attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. State attorney Marilyn Mosby of Maryland announced that charges would be brought against the six police officers who arrested Gray. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The last time that riots hit the streets of Baltimore was in 1968, following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

As the 2015 uprising continues, fueled by the anger at Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, the state has been taking extraordinary measures to attempt to restore order.

For some, this comes at the expense of our constitutional rights. I was one of them.

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