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Ahiza Garcia

Ahiza Garcia is a newswriter based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Ahiza interned and freelanced for Nightline, Fox Sports, and ESPN the Magazine. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and an M.S. in digital journalism from Syracuse University. She can be reached at ahiza@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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David Simon, former crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun and creator of the HBO show "The Wire," broke down the endemic issues that paved the way for the "horror show" currently plaguing Baltimore.

In a Wednesday interview with Bill Keller of The Marshall Project, Simon gave his take on Freddie Gray, a black man who died after suffering spinal cord injuries while in police custody, and the protests taking place in Baltimore.

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Conservative media outlets could hardly contain their joy on Tuesday after President Obama used the term "thugs," which is often seen as racially loaded, to describe the recent violence that broke out during protests in Baltimore.

Obama's comments, made during a news conference earlier in the day, addressed protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, who sustained fatal injuries while in police custody, as well as violence that followed.

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