NAACP CEO, Cornell William Brooks says ''we have to go beyond anger to action,'' in light of violent protests in Baltimore overnight. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP says their Baltimore satellite office "will provide critically needed services at a moment of crisis." Speaking at a press conference at the NAACP's Baltimore branch satellite office, Brooks says "we have to go beyond anger to action." Baltimore residents on Tuesday (April 28) began cleaning up the wreckage from rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died after suffering a spinal injury in police custody. Acrid smoke hung over streets where fire crews raced to contain damage from violence that broke out just blocks from the funeral of Freddie Gray and spread through much of the poor West Baltimore neighborhood. Fifteen buildings and 144 vehicles were set on fire, and nearly 200 people were arrested, according to the city mayor's office. Police said 15 officers were injured, six seriously, in Monday's unrest.