#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the wake of the 2015 death of Freddie Gray in police custody, Baltimore was a city on the edge. Peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted in the immediate aftermath of Gray’s death, while the city waited to hear the fate of the six police officers involved in the incident, reflecting the deep divisions between authorities and the community — and underscoring the urgent need for reconciliation. Directed by Sonja Sohn (one of the stars of the HBO series The Wire), Baltimore Rising follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels, and explores how to make change when change is hard. The strife that grips Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray exposes longstanding fault lines in a distraught and damaged community. Baltimore Rising chronicles the determined efforts of people on all sides who fight for justice and work to make their city better, sometimes coming together in unexpected ways, discovering a common humanity where before they often saw each other only as adversaries.
Plot: In the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, peaceful protests and destructive riots erupted as the city awaited the fate of six police officers involved in the incident. Follow the activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together.
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If you hate anything associated with “Black Lives Matter” or “Liberal,” don’t bother
This documentary is based on the events that happened in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray.
Please skip this movie if you are someone who just wants to give it a bad rating without watching it or use it to inflame biases further. I liked it because it provided insight on what factored in to the responses of many residents after the death of Freddie Gray.
It’s easy for people to overlook the catalyst that Freddie Gray’s death was to recipe for disaster that had been mixing for some time. This documentary isn’t a “woah is me” tale; it also doesn’t try to “explain away” anything bad by some protestors. It does, however, provide some valuable insight to the mindset of those who observed, participated in, or were motivated to activism by Baltimore. The uprising in Baltimore was something that America had been on the precipice of for a while. Even if you watch this documentary with preconceived notions about minority “rioting”, Freddie Gray’s death or why the youth of Baltimore eventually responded the way that they did, consider keeping an open mind.
There’s nothing wrong with seeing things from a different point of view or gaining a more well rounded understanding of an incident. I think this documentary helps with that.
If the phrase Black Lives Matter turns you off then don’t bother
This review has plenty of spoilers being that it is meant to provide more information than the extremely negative review that given about it initially.
Personally I believe all lives matter but when it comes to people of color there does seem to be an injustice taking place if that statement upsets you then you probably should not read further. I do believe the lives of officers matter as well.
The documentary focuses on the city of Baltimore and what happened with the Freddie Gray death and how the police and community dealt with it. I like the fact that it focused mainly on the one death and the movement that started with it and how the community and police are trying to work together.
Now the main spoilers, key figures and facts: The documentary explains how Police in Maryland have their own Bill of Rights that was codified in 1974 and when alleged of a crime it would be reviewed by Trial Council of their own peers and the investigation has special restrictions and time restraints not normally seen by regular citizens.
Lt Col Melvin Russell, Police Community Collaboration, explains in the past when police walked through the communities they would learn and socialize with the community but with the use of patrol cars they started going from hot-spot to hot-spot instead and now there is less communication taking place with everyday citizens. He is working with community organizers to reduce crime and improve communications.
Makayla Gilliam-Price (Activist) One of the founders of the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Baltimore, Pushing for social change from early on and parents approve of her passion and try to advice her to stay within the legal system as well while stressing to her to focus on her education first.
Kevin Davis (Baltimore Interim and later Police Chief) people are blaming him for officers that arrested Freddie Gray and a divisive figure but he also gives the impression that Baltimore comes first and has handed out his cell phone number to community organizers so they can contact him directly. Which they do take advantage of.
Ex-gang leader (Genard “Shadow” Barr) Says one solution for the community is to have jobs but why isn’t anyone suggesting starting their own self-employment or pooling skills to provide services instead of repeating the cycle? He does later organize an interdenominational service after the first mistrial between community groups and the police, and one person is quoted as saying they are making real changes and probably having more effect than the young people protesting and marching at City Hall.
Kwame Rose (Activist) looking at events from one side and even when he is breaking the law, because he wasn’t arrested, even though warned, continues to break the law and then can’t understand when he does get arrested why he is in trouble and blames the system. Get arrested for being a public nuisance and resisting arrest after protesting outside of City Hall for 3 days with a megaphone. Parents try explaining to him where he was wrong. Later seen outside City Hall again with megaphone while on probation. Gets arrested again with 3 charges against him. He had a private attorney the first time but is broke now and for trial even the ACLU would not represent him. Found guilty of disobeying an officer and ACLU filed an appeal. Final result served one day of probation for disorderly conduct and all other charges were dropped.
Adam Jackson and Dayvon Love, group of older adults running an community organization to get real changes made to policies while supporting and educating activists such as Kwame and Makayla. They are also trying to get the Trial review board to include non-police members. Something being done in other states as well but the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) union is resisting it.
The media has there part in the story as well, too many are looking for ratings instead of either the truth, source of the issues, or solutions and are following a “if it bleeds it leads” mentality or in one simpler word “sensationalism”.
A Maryland Bill is debated requiring citizen participation on police disciplinary boards and that certain hearings are to be public and it does get passed even though the FOP union says they are again citizens having a say in what happens to officers.
End results all the officers are found not guilty but the Justice department also releases a scathing report criticizing the Baltimore Police department of routine discrimination and rampant use of excessive fore without accountability.
Lt Col Russell later makes a key statement, it took the Baltimore uprising to wake the system up.
If any of the above interests you then it will be worth the watch.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Director Sonja Sohn
Actors Devin Allen, Genard Shadow Barr, Elijah Cummings
Country United States
Awards 2 wins
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Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
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