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Los Angeles County to Help Families of Cop-Shooting Victims

The “family assistance program” approved by the county board of supervisors this month will provide financial assistance and counselling. Board members said the program aimed to help those who had received “incomplete or contradictory information about the death of their loved ones.”

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Is There a Right of Self-Defense Against Police?

A 2013 case in which an individual used a “self-defense” argument to justify shooting an officer who entered his home on a “no-knock warrant” was upheld by a jury. A TCR columnist says such cases illustrate the difficulty of assessing civilian responses in police use-of-force scenarios.