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Cop-Community Tensions Laid Bare

by Markeshia Ricks | Jul 22, 2016 8:16 am | Comments (13)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Elijah Joyner already didn’t like cops. Watching the latest footage of police officers shooting an unarmed black man only strengthened those feelings.

“To be honest, I don’t like cops no more,” the teen told more than 100 people gathered at First Calvary Baptist Church on Dixwell Avenue Thursday night to talk about race, violence and how to mend the fractured relationship between the police and the community. “I stopped liking cops after what they did to my father.”

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