Long-Awaited Verdict in Police-Abuse Trial Leaves Oakland on Edge

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-riders18sep18002421,1,2332745.story?coll=la-headlines-california-manual In Oakland, a heavily African American city plagued by spiraling crime and a record murder rate, the yearlong trial of three veteran police officers accused of beating and framing black suspects has set residents, civic leaders and police on edge, reports the Los Angeles Times. The trial of the officers – nicknamed the Riders – has lasted so long that one juror and the . . .

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