The police shootings in Baton Rouge, La., and suburban St. Paul, Minn., this week have some important parallels and some equally important differences. NPR explores what these shootings tell us about police training and the risks for blacks who carry guns.
Did police in Orlando wait too long to rescue the hostages barricaded with the shooter inside the Pulse nightclub? Some members of the public are angry about the three hours it took for the final assault on the shooter, saying the delay cost lives. A tactical expert and the police chief respond.
Early last year, the Obama administration pledged to reform the civil asset forfeiture system, by which police can seize and keep suspicious assets without having to convict anyone of a crime. Critics of that system say the reforms haven't changed much.
The state of Louisiana is close to extending hate crime protection to police officers and other emergency responders. The so-called "Blue Lives Matter" bill is a response to a growing sentiment among many in law enforcement that they are under attack.
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