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Black Lives Matter shifts from protests to policy under Trump

Black Lives Matter shifts from protests to policy under Trump

Outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, where police shot and killed Alton Sterling, a crowd gathered Tuesday night to hold a vigil and protest the Justice Department's decision not to charge the officer. They held signs and gave speeches. They prayed and cried.

It was a vastly different scene from the one that had played repeatedly on cable news after Sterling's death last July, when activists blocked intersections, riot police arrived in armored vehicles and hundreds of people were arrested.

In recent years, policing has been among the nation's most visible issues as people outraged by use of force and racial disparities in punishment took to the streets under the...

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