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Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters

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People march in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 23 to protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. The Mecklenburg County district attorney said Wednesday he was "entirely convinced" that the officer who shot Scott "was lawful in using deadly force." Chuck Burton/AP hide caption

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Former North Charleston, S.C., police Officer Michael Slager testifies Tuesday during his murder trial. Grace Beahm /Charleston Post and Courier via Pool hide caption

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Former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing shot and killed unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a routine traffic stop in July 2015. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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A woman leaves flowers at a makeshift memorial for slain San Antonio police Detective Benjamin Marconi on Monday. Marconi was fatally shot during a traffic stop Sunday near police headquarters. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Police investigate a scene after a St. Louis police officer was shot in what the police chief called an "ambush" on Sunday, in St. Louis. Police Chief Sam Dotson said the 46-year-old officer was shot in the face. The suspect got away and a massive search was underway. David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP hide caption

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Mourners and activists hold a candlelight vigil during a rally in El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday, in protest of the police shooting the day before. Bill Wechter/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Police in El Cajon, Calif., provided this image, which they say is a still from a bystander's cellphone video of the shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday. Police say the man was pointing an object — which was not a weapon — at an officer. El Cajon Police Department hide caption

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El Cajon Police Department

An image from video taken before, during and after the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by Charlotte police. The eyewitness video emerged Friday. Rakeyia Scott/NBC hide caption

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Protesters, including public defender Toussaint Romain (center), march in the early hours of Friday in Charlotte, N.C. Despite a midnight curfew, police allowed the peaceful march to continue without interference. Protests began on Tuesday night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests in Charlotte, N.C., began Tuesday in response to the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. They continued for a second night. Here, a demonstrator shouts in uptown Charlotte on Wednesday night. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters march Wednesday to protest the Tuesday shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Scott, who was black, was shot and killed by police officers, who say Scott was holding a gun and ignored instructions to drop it. Relatives and neighbors say he was holding a book. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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Police officers face off with protesters on Interstate 85 in Charlotte, N.C., during demonstrations following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Tuesday. Sean Rayford/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Columbus Police Crime Scene Search Unit investigate the area around the fatal police shooting of Tyre King, 13, Wednesday night. Paul Vernon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Knowlton wipes his eyes as he talks about his mother Mary Knowlton who was fatally shot in Punta Gorda, Fla., by an police officer who mistakenly used live ammunition during a citizens academy "shoot/don't shoot" role-playing exercise. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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A sign reading "Your Life Mattered" hangs on a lectern outside J.J. Hill Montessori School in St. Paul, Minn., on July 14, following a funeral service for Philando Castile at the Cathedral of St. Paul. Castile, who was a cafeteria manager at the school, was shot and killed by police on July 6. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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