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Bombing victim Sarah Collins Rudolph, pictured in 2013, argues that Ku Klux Klan members who attacked the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963 were "inspired and motivated by then-Gov. [George] Wallace's racist rhetoric." Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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A Kentucky grand jury on Wednesday indicted former Louisville Police Department detective Brett Hanksion for shooting into neighboring apartments. On Monday he pleaded not guilty. Louisville Metro Police Department via AP hide caption

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Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was booked on Monday on a $10,000 bond. A grand jury indicted the Texas sheriff on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in police custody last year. Williamson County Sheriff via AP hide caption

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A protester stands in Jefferson Square on Thursday in Louisville, Ky., where hundreds have been holding demonstrations in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to charge officers for her death. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Police and protesters converge during a demonstration, Wednesday in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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People react Wednesday after the grand jury's decision in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor by police in her home in Louisville, Ky. Carlos Barria/Reuters hide caption

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs Assembly Bill 2147 after he toured the North Complex Fire zone on Friday. The bill allows inmates who have worked as firefighters to ask the court to dismiss their charges to make it easier for them to find a job once they are released. People convicted of certain violent or sex crimes would not be eligible. Paul Kitagaki Jr./AP hide caption

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Armed homeowners Mark and Patricia McCloskey confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house on June 28. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police has issued citations for trespassing to nine protesters, and these are under review by the city counselor's office. Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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A boy lights a candle commemorating Aaron 'Jay' Danielson on Saturday night. Danielson, 39, was a member of Patriot Prayer. He was killed during a Portland protest on Aug. 29. Vanessa Romo/NPR hide caption

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A memorial in Rochester, N.Y., where Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man, died while in police custody this past March. In New York City, hundreds of Black Lives Matter demonstrators took to the city's streets in protest. Adrian Kraus/AP hide caption

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"Breonna Taylor is not a 'co-defendant' in a criminal case. She's dead," the Taylor family attorney said. "Way to try and attack a woman when she's not even here to defend herself." Amy Harris/Invision/AP hide caption

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