The erupting city
On April 19, 2015, Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African American man who was a resident of Baltimore, Maryland died a week after being arrested. he was reported in good health at the time of his arrest one week prior, Gray fell into a deep coma while being transported in a police car not strapped into a seat belt and being thrown around erratically Grey was pronounced dead On May 1, 2015 due to injuries to his neck and spine. Gray's death was ruled to be a homicide and legal charges were issued against the six officers involved in the incident, including that of second-degree murder.
The civilians perspective
Multiple people of the city of Baltimore feel as they aren't protected and cant trust the forces set out to protect them. many of the civilians believe the officers in the death of Freedie Grey should be taken to trial for not upholding the law to strap one in a seat belt before taking off which is called "rough riding"
People outside of Baltimore see whats going on off the news and what the media wants them to feel. Many of people who see whats going on thinks the riots aren't the way to go and believe the violence that comes with it all needs to stop .
Bias by Omission
The Baltimore riots in my opinion were bias by omission because they weren't showing from both sides of the story and the point of view of the civilians. the new groups only showed how the violence erupted in the streets and how the national guard had to come in and get control of the streets by placing curfews on everybody.
The reason why i believe this is sociological criticism is because it goes off the society and how the actions of based of the environment one lives in. the Baltimore riots started because of the death in the community and how the death occurred which i believe is how it represents sociological criticism.