Society & Culture
Leid Stories – 08.20.15
Police Killings: The Problem That Won’t Go Away
Election 2016: Leid Stories Measures the Political Temperature
Leid Stories discusses the fatal shooting yesterday of a black teenager by white police officers in St. Louis, Missouri, which once again has ignited a firestorm over police use of force and the racial dynamic that persists in the policing of communities of color throughout the United States.
Eighteen-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey was shot and killed after fleeing a house where two white police officers were conducting a search, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said yesterday. Ball-Bey pointed a gun at them as he fled, Dotson said, of the killing, which prompted local protests that recalled the police killings a year ago of Kajieme Powell in St. Louis and Michael Brown in Ferguson.
A “poll” of Leid Stories listeners registers the political temperature of the 2016 presidential campaign.
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