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Press for "They Killed Freddie Gray": 

Interview with Mother Jones, with a focus on how the media failed in this case and the intersection of race and true crime.

Excerpt from the book in The Daily Beast, on manipulation of footage. 


Interview with WYPR-NPR on the book's key findings, the State's Attorney's failures, and the media.

Interview with The Appeal on how Freddie Gray was misportrayed and the "rough ride" narrative. 


Interview with the Baltimore Fishbowl on the book's process and major  findings.

Interview with Baltimore Magazine on Gray's injury and my investigation. 

Interview with Status Coup News on political corruption, the media, and more.

Article by me for Fairness and Accuracy in Media: "The Baltimore Sun's Reckoning on Freddie Gray."

Interview with Black Power Media on the uprising, Baltimore corruption, and more. 

Interview on WPFW - The Collision (at 33:20).

Article by me for CrimeReads: "When True Crime Meets Police Brutality"


"Barron debuts with an impassioned account...  She debunks the Baltimore police department’s account in meticulous, point-by-point detail... Barron’s writing is powered by outrage over Gray’s death and the failure to hold anyone accountable. Readers will be troubled."—Publisher's Weekly

"Complex, dense in detail, and sharply argued: a firm indictment of injustice committed on the street and in the courtroom."—Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating, intriguing look at police and political abuse of those caught up in the criminal justice system... This 'You Are There' format gives the reader entree into the final moments of Freddie Gray’s life and allows the reader to experience the uniqueness of those connected. I wholeheartedly endorse this work and encourage all to experience the constitutional abuse of power first hand."—Sgt. Ron Stallworth (Ret.),  author of "Black Klansman"

"Required reading for anyone who thinks policing will be fixed or justice achieved by civilian review boards, progressive prosecutors, blue-ribbon panels, or high-paid 'police reformers.' Barron makes clear that abusive policing is business as usual for Baltimore's political class."—Alex Vitale, author of "The End of Policing"

"If there is to be a seminal text investigating the truth about the killing of Gray and the ensuing cover-up, this book will be it."Rabia Chaudry, author of "Adnan's Story" (from the foreword)

"Meticulous and engrossing, They Killed Freddie Gray provides a multifaceted analysis of the investigative, prosecutorial, and journalistic shortcomings that characterized the aftermath of Freddie Gray's arrest. Unearthing new details, it reveals the cover-up that has kept the full story from us until now... This book explains why and how justice was not done, and why the city, and the country, should still feel no peace."—Stuart Schrader, author of "Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing."



August 10, 7pm - Red Emma's in Baltimore: Panel discussion including activist Tawanda Jones, community organizer Ray Kelly, and eyewitness Sierria Warren. Moderated by Eze Jackson. Link. 

August 22, 6pm PST - City Lights in San Francisco, CA (online): Virtual panel discussion with author Rabia Chaudry, author Alex Vitale, eyewitness Sierria Warren. Moderated by Kim Brown. Link.

August 24 - Bard's Alley in Vienna, VA: Discussion with author Wesley Lowery and journalist/investigator Amelia McDonell-Parry. Link. 

September 2, 3pm - Charm City Books in Baltimore, MD: A conversation with author/Johns Hopkins professor Stuart Schrader. Link

September 7, 7pm - Politics & Prose in Washington, DC: Discussion with activist April Goggans, attorney Susan Simpon, and author Wesley Lowery. Moderated by activist/journalist Chuck Modi. Link

September 12 - Books & books in Coral Gables, FL with Carlos Miller, Chuck Strouse. Moderated by Frank Alvarado. Link.


August 10 launch event at Red Emma's bookstore. Photo by Megan Kenny.

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