The Baltimore Riots: A Case Study

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If I were employed as a police officer a main concern that I would have in regards to officer rights and unions is that the actions executed by a union will ultimately affect all affiliates, attributable to interconnection. For example, in 2015 shortly after the death of Freddie Gray, violent riots transpired in the city of Baltimore. Many elements increased the outrage of civilians that ultimately led to rioting and one components was the Baltimore police starting a campaign in effort to collect money for the six imprisoned officers legal fees. The Baltimore riots were devastating for the entire city, and that particular action manifested by someone (or a group of people) was a representation of the the entire association.


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