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A memorial for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge. Sterling was fatally shot by a Louisiana police officer last week. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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In Baton Rouge, Simmering Mistrust Divides Police, Community

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Shawn Alexander and Ashley Jimenez visit a madrassa in the Los Angeles area. The two police officers are part of the Los Angeles Police Department's counterterrorism bureau, which is focused on fostering community engagement. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Counterterrorism Cops Try To Build Bridges With Muslim Communities

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Metropolitan Division officers finish another "rollback" operation. They searched the apartment of a paroled armed robber and gang member. These rollbacks are a cornerstone of the Metro Division's strategy of tracking people who may re-offend, and suppressing crime before it happens. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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Nationwide Crime Spike Has Law Enforcement Retooling Its Approach

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A Baltimore police officer attempts to secure a crime scene with tape at the scene of a shooting at the intersection of West North Avenue and Druid Hill Avenue in West Baltimore, Md., on May 30. Local media have reported more than 35 murders in the city since the April rioting over the death of 25-year-old resident Freddie Gray. Jim Bourg/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Baltimore Community Engagement Efforts Slowed By Crime Spike

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Pastor Rodney Hudson sits on the steps of Ames Memorial United Methodist Church in West Baltimore, blocks away from the center of the protests and rioting that occurred last month. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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A New Baltimore Model? 'Officer On The Beat ... Pastor On The Corner'

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