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What You Need to Know About Joseph Kent

Joseph Kent

A prominent community organizer in Baltimore was shown to be taken into custody live on CNN by a group of National Guard troops. That man has been named as 21-year-old Joseph Kent. This is the latest incident relating to the Freddie Gray riots that has caused outrage.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. The Video Shows Kent Being Rushed by 5 National Guardsmen

In the clip you can see Kent walking across a street with his hands up. Soon an armored hum-vee drives towards him. When it’s in front of him, CNN cameras show a group of National Guard troops surrounding Kent and throwing him. It should be noted that the incident happened after the 10 p.m. curfew that has been enforced on the city following nights of civil unrest. Baltimore based lawyer Stephen Beatty tweeted at 2:30 a.m. that Kent was at Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center awaiting processing.

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