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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Recent killings by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota have, once again, brought attention to a long-standing problem in the United States — violence by police against communities they’re tasked to protect. The racial disparities are well-documented: Compared to other groups, black males are disproportionately stopped, searched, and killed by US law enforcement officials. But put…

Photo: Diamond Reynolds weeps after she recounts the incidents that led to the fatal shooting of her boyfriend Philando Castile by Minneapolis area police during a traffic stop on Wednesday, at a “Black Lives Matter” demonstration, in front of the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S., July 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Eric Miller