Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
Thousands of fatal police shootings occurred in the United States during the past decade. But a recent analysis found that investigations of those shootings rarely lead to prosecution – with only 54 of the cases studied resulting in charges against an officer. Kojo talks with one of the reporters behind a Washington Post-Bowling Green State University study on the issue about the context it provides for recent incidents in our region and across the country.
- Kimberly Kindy Reporter, The Washington Post
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