Day 6

Voices from a Baltimore block

WYPR Baltimore's Aaron Henkin journeys through the streets of Baltimore, gathering reactions about this week's unrest from everyday citizens.
Members of the community hold hands in front of police officers in riot gear outside a recently looted and burned CVS store in Baltimore, Maryland, United States April 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Bourg (Jim Bourg/Reuters)

Six police officers were charged in Baltimore on Friday after Maryland's State Attorney ruled that the there was probable cause for charges of police misconduct, manslaughter, and homicide in the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. In the days leading up to those arrests, Baltimore residents' frustration boiled over and protests spiraled out of control. This week on Day 6, we hear some of the voices of the Penn North neighbourhood of Baltimore, an epicentre of this week's unrest. This story was created by WYPR producer Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick. Aaron and Wendel's Out of the Blocks series chronicles Baltimore one block at a time.