Baltimore bench
Last month I was one of six Baltimore writers asked by Nate Brown, editor of American Short Fiction to share my thoughts about Freddie Gray, the young black man who died in police custody in April. Nate emailed me shortly after six Baltimore police officers were charged in Gray’s death and while the city was still on edge after the night of unrest that followed weeks of peaceful marches and protests. The six officers have just been indicted by a grand jury though some of the charges have been slightly altered from the preliminary filing.