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WHY IT MATTERS: Race and Policing

THE ISSUE: Policing in the United States' minority communities has been a flashpoint since the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri, Tamir Rice in Ohio, Sandra Bland in Texas and … Click to Continue »
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