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(Left) Stacy, and sister Tracy reminisce over a collage of photos of Maleak Coffin, who died three days after being shot in December. The blanket was gifted to the family by Maleak's girlfriend, Marshay Walker. Eslah Attar/NPR hide caption

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Two people were fatally shot in a dormitory on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant on Friday morning. They were the parents of a student who was apprehended by police. Rebecca Steward/Flickr hide caption

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On Nov. 14, 2017, a shooter killed five people and wounded several others in the rural Northern California town of Rancho Tehama. Eric Westervelt/NPR hide caption

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California Town Wrestles With Aftermath Of Shooting Rampage

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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in Robbins, Ill., on Nov. 19, 2013. Dart says many suburban departments have a hard time just getting officers to patrol the town. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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What Happens When Suburban Police Departments Don't Have Enough Money?

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Mourners raise their fists during a night rally in honor of Alton Sterling outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, La., on July 11. Sterling was one of several men killed in police shootings this year. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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In 2016, Violence Pervaded Policing On Both Ends Of The Gun

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Speaking at the White House, President Obama called for unity after the killing of police officers in Baton Rouge, La. on Sunday. Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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French fire brigade members aid an injured individual near the Bataclan concert hall following fatal shootings in Paris. Christian Hartman/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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