Texas Eyes Sweeping Changes in Police-Community Relations

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Texas police at the 'fallen heroes' memorial in Wash DC . Photo by Elvert Barnes via Flickr

On July 7, 2016, a peaceful protest in Dallas turned into a tragedy when 12 law enforcement officers were shot and five of them killed during an ambush.

It was the deadliest day for law enforcement in the United States since 72 officers were killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The event put state law enforcement on edge and police protection at the forefront in the Texas Legislature. It also helped push forward an already simmering movement by . . .

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