Then a lieutenant in his white shirt (a sign of sergeants and above in the Baltimore PD) stepped through the line, and began reading the names of victims of police brutality, loudly, one at a time, from the sign a protester was carrying. As he continued, shouts of "Next name!" came from the crowd after each name. When the LT finished, there was a diminution of the tension, to the point where a cop exchanged a hug with a protester. They talked together, laughed together, and after a while, the protesters went home.