Obama Condemns Baltimore Violence, Calls on Americans to 'Soul Search'

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President Barack Obama on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Baltimore after the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died from spinal injuries he sustained while in police custody. Obama called for Americans to instead engage in "soul searching" over police brutality. We open the phone lines to get listeners' response to the events in Baltimore and the ongoing tensions between law enforcement and minority communities.


Benjamin Jealous, partner at the Kapor Center for Social Impact and former president of the NAACP

Juana Summers, congressional reporter for NPR