Violence erupted in Baltimore today, as a protest over the death of Freddie Gray — a 25-year-old who died in policy custody —turned into a riot. As protestors clashed with police and looted stores, many onlookers tuning in to live television coverage across the country are asking a simple question: Why? Riots in connection with police brutality —from the Rodney King case in Los Angeles decades ago to the case of a Ferguson, Missouri police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August —are the result of a number of factors. David Derezotes, a professor in the University of Utah College of Social Work and director of Peace & Conflict Studies, can speak to some of the issues behind conflict and rioting and is available for interviews today and this week.Phone: 801-585-3546 | Email:[email protected]