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Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver (foreground left) stands next to defense attorney Miles Brissette (right) after being sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Rose Baca/AP hide caption

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Heleine Tchayou, center, the mother of Charly Leundeu Keunang, a homeless man who was shot and killed during a confrontation on Skid Row by Los Angeles police, arrives at a news conference in Los Angeles in 2015. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.9 million settlement with Keunang's family. Tami Abdollah/AP hide caption

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A memorial for Thomas Blevins Jr. was set up on June 25 in the alley where he was shot and killed two days earlier by Minneapolis police. On Monday, the district attorney announced he would not be charging the officers in Blevins' death. Youssef Rddad/AP hide caption

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A firefighter works to extinguish a burning vehicle in Nantes, France, on Tuesday. Days of unrest have plagued the city after a police officer fatally shot a motorist at a checkpoint. Franck Dubray/AP hide caption

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Hours after the funeral for Stephon Clark on March 29, dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters staged a demonstration outside of the offices of the Sacramento district attorney to demand justice for Clark who was shot and killed by Sacramento police. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Many Protests, Few Arrests In Sacramento

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This photo released by the Clinton Police Department shows Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, who was fatally shot while trying to apprehend a suspect after responding to a 911 call at a Missouri residence Tuesday night. Two officers were wounded. AP hide caption

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Mike Bento (center), an organizer with NYC Shut It Down, leads a march in honor of a black transgender person who was recently killed in New York City. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Amid 'Devastating' Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

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Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, listens during a November 2016 news conference in Minneapolis. On Monday, she reached a near $3 million settlement from the city of St. Anthony, Minn., over the killing of her son by a city police officer. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images hide caption

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In the aftermath of a police-involved shooting, there's often a familiar debate about what led to it. But research shows there's an underlying cause that we often miss. JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Thumbprint Of The Culture': Implicit Bias And Police Shootings

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Protesters opposing the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota. Lawmakers in the state have proposed bills that would increase penalties for protesters who block highways. Michael Nigro/Getty Images hide caption

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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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