Reid on Baltimore: ‘A Man is Dead Who Should Not be Dead’

Posted April 28, 2015 at 4:18pm

Reacting to violence in Baltimore that has broken out over the death of Freddie Gray, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday said Gray would not be forgotten, calling on violence to end and for government to invest more in underprivileged areas throughout the country.

“A man is dead who should not be dead. His name was Freddie Gray,” Reid said. “This young man’s death is the latest in a series of disturbing and unnecessary deaths of young men of color at the hands of police and vigilantes. To be clear, violence is never acceptable in any regard — it is never an acceptable response … but we should not let the violence perpetrated by a few to become an excuse to ignore the underlying problem: that millions of Americans feel powerless in the face of a system that is rigged against them.”