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Protesters march past City Hall during a demonstration over the death of Freddy Gray outside City Hall on April 30, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Protesters march past City Hall during a demonstration over the death of Freddy Gray outside City Hall on April 30, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Freddie Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
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Six Democrats and one Republican are vying to become Philadelphia's next mayor, as Michael Nutter ends his second and last term in the position. The Democratic primary election is coming up on May 19th and the winner is almost guaranteed to become mayor in the majority Democratic town.

Reporter Dave Davies of Here & Now contributing station WHYY tells host Robin Young about how the issues of race and police tactics are playing out in the campaign, and the role of Super PACs in supporting candidates.

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This segment aired on May 7, 2015.

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