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July 19, 2016
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Police Shootings Since Ferguson Put Foundations to the Test

Tannen Maury, EPA, Newscom

Protestors demonstrate in Chicago following fatal police shootings earlier this month of black men in Baton Rouge, La., and near St. Paul, Minn. Some grant makers are excited by such activism, while others are wary.

In mid-April, a police-reform task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered a handsome 183-page report, its cover adorned with photos of city residents and comforting words about "restoring trust." Yet the words inside carried a...

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