Tonight, I went to see Charles Krauthammer at the UMass Fine Arts Center on the "Consequences of American Retreat." It was a mixture of domestic and foreign policy commentary to a mostly-supportive audience, which is odd for Massachusetts.
He took five questions at the end and what struck me was his response to "What do you think about the situation in Baltimore?" He didn't spend one word on the demonstrations but instead on the actions of the police. Having seen the video in detail, he believes Freddie Gray's spine must have been severed during the initial encounter with the police. Krauthammer went on to speculate that whatever damage that was done was exacerbated by the "bumpy ride" in the paddy wagon and only an independent prosecutor could credibly investigate the cops.