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Chicago Police Commander Shot Dead

Paul Bauer, a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department and commander of the Near North District died of multiple gunshot wounds after he was attacked outside Chicago’s iconic downtown Thompson Center Tuesday.

Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer

AP: How Sympathetic Whites Are Helping to Fuel Racial Change

After standing silently on the sidelines, some whites who agree with demands by civil rights activists for greater police reforms say they’re being spurred to action following this summer’s fatal shootings of black men by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and the deadly retaliation attacks on police in Texas and Louisiana.

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7 Facts About the Baton Rouge Cop Killer Gavin Long

An ex-marine turned militant radical, identified by investigators as Gavin Eugene Long, murdered three Baton Rogue, Louisiana, police officers Sunday, leaving three more in critical condition in the latest ambush assault on law enforcement officers in recent weeks.

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Houston Police Show Restraint in Two Officer-Involved Shootings Over Weekend

HOUSTON, Texas – Police officers in Houston showed restraint in two separate shooting incidents that occurred in the wake of the slaughter of five Dallas-area police officers. In one incident a man who fired several shots at police was safely taken into custody while in a second, the suspect was shot after repeatedly ignored orders to drop the handgun he had in his hand.

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Chicago Police Release Video of Teen’s Shooting Death

The city of Chicago was on edge Tuesday evening as the Chicago Police Department prepared to release a video of the death of 17-year-old Laquan MacDonald, who was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke in October last year. The teen was black, the officer white.

Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquon McDonald in Chicago (Screenshot / YouTube / DNAInfo / Chicago PD)

LAPD Shoots Homeless Man

On Sunday, an apparently homeless man was shot and killed by Los Angeles police as he resisted attempts to subdue him. LAPD spokesman Sgt. Barry Montgomery said around noon the police arrived in response to a robbery call on 911. Montgomery said that LAPD officers used a Taser, although it was unclear whether the man, whose street nickname was “Africa,” was struck by the Taser.

Chief Beck, LAPD (Damain Dovarganes / Associated Press)