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Friday, May 1, 2015

This Week: Musicians Respond to the Unrest in Baltimore

Posted By on Fri, May 1, 2015 at 10:04 AM

Given the unrest in Baltimore this week — and out of solidarity with those that feel the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, from injuries received while in police custody, was unjust (to say the very least) — our weekly quotes blog is dedicated entirely to the music world's response to the events. 

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"There's a special place in hell reserved for those who are far more upset abt property damage than they are abt black ppl murdered by police."
Talib Kweli (Twitter)

"If u lootin', u takin' advantage of The Gray family and their loss, using it as excuse to be a thief during a riot. Quite cowardly of u… #Baltimore stay strong. I feel how u feel. I lost one of my best friends to police brutality in 2006."
Freddie Gibbs (Twitter)
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"In Obama era police dpts have received machine guns: 10,000s camo+night-vision equip: 1000s of pcs silencers, armored cars+aircraft: 100s"
Deerhoof (Twitter)

"To law enforcement in Baltimore, remember these are not just our children, they are your children as well. PLS show constraint + be peaceful."
Russell Simmons (Twitter)
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"We are filled with too many raw emotions to type anything eloquently, but we want to send love and positivity to our entire city. We love you, Baltimore. ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬"
War On Women (Facebook)

"Prayers for Baltimore..."
Rev. Run (Twitter)
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"Thoughts are with Baltimore tonight - be safe"
Gerard Way (Twitter)
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