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  • Unaccountable Police Unions Endanger Minorities and Everyone Else - Reason

    Unaccountable Police Unions Endanger Minorities and Everyone Else - Reason;

    Obama and conservatives need to stop beating around the bush and confront police unions squarely. Shikha Dalmia | July 21, 2016. EMAIL · SHARE · Facebook; Twitter; Tumblr; StumbleUpon; Digg; Delicious; Reddit; Google; Linkedin; Kindle. PRINT.and more »

  • The Grief That White Americans Can't Share - New York Times

    The Grief That White Americans Can't Share - New York Times;

    The last thing I thought about when I closed my eyes that Wednesday night, July 6, was the bullet tearing into the flesh of Alton Sterling as he lay pinned to the ground beneath two Baton Rouge police officers. I couldn't get Mr. Sterling's face out of ...and more »

  • White judges dominate state courts, and researchers say that's a problem - Reveal

    White judges dominate state courts, and researchers say that's a problem - Reveal;

    Before Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was in the national spotlight for the recent killings of Alton Sterling and three police officers, it was the city's court system that was at the center of a prolonged battle over race. In 2012, Baton Rouge residents ...and more »

  • Amid Broad Movement Against Police Abuse, Some Act on the Fringe - New York Times

    Amid Broad Movement Against Police Abuse, Some Act on the Fringe - New York Times;

    Demonstrators faced police officers in riot gear this month in front of Police Headquarters in Baton Rouge, La. Credit Max Becherer/Associated Press. As demonstrators flooded the streets of Baton Rouge, La., recently to protest the police killing of a ...and more »

  • Calls resume for community policing. What does that actually mean? - Christian Science Monitor

    Calls resume for community policing. What does that actually mean? - Christian Science Monitor;

    Together Baton Rouge is just one of the many organizations across the country seeking more ties between police and citizens. But can it work? By Ben Rosen, Staff July 20, 2016. Save for later Saved · About video ads. Community Policing. WBKO at 10.and more »

  • 'Good morning, my love' was the last text from her husband, a Baton Rouge police officer - Los Angeles Times

    'Good morning, my love' was the last text from her husband, a Baton Rouge police officer - Los Angeles Times;

    Every morning that her husband sat behind the wheel of his police cruiser, Tonja Garafola began her day by tapping her phone to life and smiling at the text message waiting for her. It usually arrived around 7:45, and this last Sunday morning was no ...and more »

  • How the Recent Shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge Will Impact Law and Order Policing - Pacific Standard

    How the Recent Shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge Will Impact Law and Order Policing - Pacific Standard;

    The recent police shootings represent perhaps the most significant political obstacle to the Black Lives Matter movement yet. By Jared Keller. A police officer attends a candlelight vigil for Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald on July 18, 2016 ...and more »

  • Ed Pratt: Money leaving north Baton Rouge sparked massive divide in city - The Advocate

    When I was 10 years old, I saw something that proved to be a turning point in my life. It also would have a bearing on my old neighborhood and, to some degree, on the discussions we're having in the wake of the recent Alton Sterling killing and the ...and more »

  • Police from around the country attend Baton Rouge officer's funeral amidst safety concerns - NOLA.com

    Police from around the country attend Baton Rouge officer's funeral amidst safety concerns - NOLA.com;

    There may have been more dark blue than the traditional mourning black in the crowd at Baton Rouge Police Officer Matthew Gerald's funeral Friday (July 22). Well over half of the attendees were in some sort of law enforcement uniform. In addition to ...and more »

  • Matthew Gerald, Officer Killed in Baton Rouge, Is Honored at His Funeral - New York Times

    Matthew Gerald, Officer Killed in Baton Rouge, Is Honored at His Funeral - New York Times;

    Dechia Badeaux Gerald, right, the widow of Matthew Gerald, one of three officers killed by a gunman in Baton Rouge, La. Hundreds attended his funeral on Friday. Credit Edmund D. Fountain for The New York Times. Advertisement. BATON ROUGE, La.and more »