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A demonstrator peers at a memorial to Akai Gurley at a public housing complex in Brooklyn, N.Y. Gurley was shot and killed by an NYPD officer in November 2014. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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A police officer patrols during a protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in New York City on July 9. Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Letter From Young Asian-Americans To Their Families About Black Lives Matter

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Supporters of Akai Gurley's family gather outside the courthouse where former New York City police officer Peter Liang was sentenced for Gurley's shooting death in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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In this Feb. 20 photo, protesters attend a rally in Brooklyn, New York, in support of former NYPD police officer Peter Liang, who was convicted of manslaughter for the 2014 shooting death of Akai Gurley. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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