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Why do so few trials of police shootings end in convictions?

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In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. Continue reading

Outrage follows the acquittal of officer who killed Philando Castile

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Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile in front of his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in Minnesota in July 2016. Continue reading

U.S. not yet in post-racial society, Dallas pastor says

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Recent police-related events in the U.S. have many Americans seeking ways to improve racial tensions throughout the country. Continue reading

Sniper attack kills 5 police officers during protest in Dallas

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On Thursday night in Dallas, Texas, gunmen killed five police officers and wounded seven more near the scene of protests against police violence. Two civilians were among the injured. Continue reading

Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder of black teenager

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A seventeen-year-old black teenager was shot 16 times by a white police officer in October of last year for allegedly puncturing a police car’s tire with a folding knife. Continue reading

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