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Black Lives Matter Wins Again: S.F. Police Chief Suhr Resigns

San Francisco Police Department Police Chief Greg Suhr resigned suddenly on Thursday, at the request of Mayor Ed Lee, after protests by the Black Lives Matter movement. The Black Lives Matter movement had targeted Suhr for months, following a scandal over racist and homophobic texts sent by police officers, and several recent officer-involved shootings.

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Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Slams Police: They ‘Took a Knee’

On Wednesday night, former Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told a crowd at Mount St. Mary’s University that police “took a knee” after riots in April, blaming their activity for rising crime rates that ended in his firing. Batts said, “Part of the crime rate increase is that the police officers at some point took a knee, and they are doing that like other officers.”