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Cincinnati police chief: Body cameras should be required equipment

July 30, 2015
The killing of Sam DuBose in Cincinnati is not the first time the city has been rocked by an officer-involved shooting. Back in 2001, another event triggered five days of riots. Gwen Ifill speaks to Cincinnati police chief Jeffrey Blackwell about the city’s changes in policing and how the latest death has stirred up old feelings.
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Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard To Be Released From Prison In November

July 29, 2015
Carrie Johnson | NPR
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard is expected to be released from prison in November, after serving 30 years of a life sentence.
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$100 million body camera bill is personal for Sen. Scott

July 28, 2015
Manu Raju | POLITICO
Tim Scott was horrified by the video, played on an endless cable TV loop: Walter Scott, a 50-year-old unarmed black man, fleeing from a cop in South Carolina — only to be shot to death by the officer.
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Should Sandra Bland have been arrested?

July 22, 2015
New video of Sandra Bland's traffic stop shows the aggressive arrest before she died in police custody in Texas. Gwen Ifill learns more about the investigation into Bland’s death and the officer’s conduct from Alana Rocha of The Texas Tribune.
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Obama Orders FBI Probe of Tennessee Shootings

July 17, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
President Obama said what appeared to be a lone gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn., shot and killed four Marines during attacks on two military facilities Thursday, and he ordered an FBI investigation and security vigilance at military locations nationwide.
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Chattanooga Gunman Was Not on Terrorism Radar, Officials Say

July 17, 2015
Pete Williams, Tracy Connor, Phil Helsel | NBC News
The gunman who opened fire on two military centers in Chattanooga Thursday, killing four Marines and critically wounding a Navy sailor, was not in any federal terrorism database and was not under investigation before he carried out the rampage, several officials told NBC News.
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Obama, in Oklahoma, Takes Reform Message to the Prison Cell Block

July 17, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
They opened the door to Cell 123, and President Obama stared inside. In the space of 9 feet by 10 feet, he saw three bunks, a toilet with no seat, a night table with books, a small sink, prison clothes on a hook, some metal cabinets and the life he might have had.
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Obama tells NAACP that justice reform is long overdue

July 15, 2015
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President Obama called for an overhaul of the criminal justice system Tuesday, saying that the United States needed to reevaluate an “aspect of American life that remains particularly skewed by race and by wealth.”
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After Charleston Shooting, a Sense at the White House of Horror, Loss and Resolve

June 19, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
The shooting massacre of a black pastor and his parishioners at a South Carolina church on Wednesday night once again confronted President Obama with a moment of racial turmoil in a country that for all its progress has yet to completely shed the burden of hatred and division.
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