Progressives and Rioters united by de Blasio

An opinion piece about Freddie Gray, the Democrat establishment, the NYPD, and solidarity protests in New York published by Truth-Out

We wanted to feel a sense of power in the city where police constantly wield violence, usually against people of color suspected of non-violent infractions. For about a week in December, there was a sense that de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton would allow us these moments of public autonomy so we could go home feeling like we’d participated in a movement for justice without risking our bodies or freedom, but on 17th Street that illusion ended.


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