Everyone In Baltimore Runs From the Cops

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
May 12 2015

Running From Police Is the Norm, Some in Baltimore Say (“Some do it because there are warrants for their arrest. Others because they possess drugs, are seeking a thrill, or are just plain scared. Sometimes people do it even when they have done nothing wrong. Young men in the heavily policed neighborhood where 25-year-old Freddie Gray was chased by the police — and suffered fatal injuries in custody — say running from officers is a way of life with its own playbook, passed down on the streets in much the way a young girl learns double dutch by watching others on the block.”)