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Atlanta police chief says 'black lives being diminished' as Floyd protests grow

Erika Shields says reaction is understandable after angry demonstrators took to the streets Atlanta’s police chief said on Friday night she understood the anger of African American communities across the United States over the repeated deaths of black men at the hands of police forces in the county. “Whether it’s by police or other individuals, the reality is we’ve diminished the value on their life,” Erika Shields said. Continue reading...
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