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People hold candles at a vigil for Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee

Killing of Tyre Nichols Shows Structural Problems in US Policing

The United States is bracing for further details in yet another horrific police killing of a Black man, this time Tyre Nichols in Memphis, Tennessee. The fatal beating reminds us of the fundamental changes to policing that are still needed and what is required to foster safety in the US, particularly in Black communities.

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