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Baton Rouge Cop Killer Was a “Sovereign Citizen.” What the Heck Is That?

By Brandon Ellington Patterson On July 17, in the second (at least) targeted attack on police in just over a week, 29-year-old Gavin Long shot six cops, three fatally, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The former Marine had posted YouTube selfie … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay’s black officers caught in middle of national debate over police and race

By Zachary T. Sampson and Dan Sullivan St. Petersburg police Chief Tony Holloway lost friends when he became a cop. He knows some people hate him for being one. “They don’t see me as a black man, they see me … Continue reading

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‘On this side of town they harass you’: the Baton Rouge where Alton Sterling died

By Jesse Hardman While most people are finishing up their work week, 47-year-old Terrell Griffin and his 19-year-old nephew Xavier Coleman are still working hard on the north side of Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are selling CDs, … Continue reading

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Baton Rouge Mayor Is No-Show at Alton Sterling’s Funeral

By Zack Kopplin Mayor Kip Holden didn’t attend Alton Sterling’s funeral on Friday, continuing his track record of being a no-show throughout the biggest thing to hit his city in years. Strangely, the mayor’s staff said that no one currently … Continue reading

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