While covering the Baltimore riots, journalist Shawn Carrie was shot in the head by a police pepperball and held without being charged. These, however, are just two of the very many violations of civil liberties taking place in the wake of civil unrest.
Shawn Carrie is a New York-based journalist who, while covering the Baltimore riots following the death of Freddie Gray, was shot in the head by a police pepperball and then arrested and held without being charged. When Carrie demanded that police respect his rights, police were quick to remind him that in a State of Emergency his constitutional rights “go out the window.”
While the civil unrest has amounted to an estimated $9 million in property damage, the damage done to civil liberties of Baltimore residents—and the consequences of this for all Americans—is immeasurable.
Today, WhoWhatWhy’s Guillermo Jimenez sits down with Carrie to get his side of the story.