Can cooler heads prevail? The police shooting death of Vernell Bing Jr. continues to provoke outrage in Jacksonville’s black community. Ben Frazier of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference discusses it with Melissa Ross, after the jump.
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The shooting of an unarmed black man has sparked longstanding tensions, at a time when Sheriff Mike Williams says he wants to focus his agency on improving relations in the neighborhoods most angry with his police force. Protests and pressure have been constant since Bing’s death, with local organizations calling for an independent review of the incident and a Justice Department investigation.
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