As the back-to-back trials for the six police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray get underway, Chris Hayes goes back to Baltimore for a special in-depth look at what’s happened since the cameras left - and what needs to happen next.
Chris Hayes spoke with many people, from residents to business owners to officials to activists, getting their perspectives on life in Baltimore. We couldn’t fit every story into the one hour special, so we’ve posted the web exclusive extended interviews below:
According to a lawsuit, Freddie Gray and his sisters were poisoned as children by chipping lead paint in their home. Their story is a familiar one in Baltimore’s low income neighborhoods, as housing advocate Ruth Ann Norton explains.
Deon Beasley, a 27-year-old barber in Baltimore, talks about the experience of growing up in West Baltimore where many residents live in fear of the police.
Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings talks with Chris Hayes about how the lack of economic opportunity in Baltimore can lead to a sense of hopelessness in the city.
Former Baltimore high school teacher and champion debater Dayvon Love, who grew up in the Northwest part of the city, describes a tense interaction he had with police when he was 17 years old.
Watch Chris Hayes’ reporting from Baltimore earlier this year, in the immediate aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death and the explosion of protests and violence in the city.