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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2020, file photo, Jacob Blake's sister Letetra Widman, center, and uncle Justin Blake, left, march at a rally for Jacob Blake Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis. Authorities have been reluctant to release even the most basic information about the incident or details about the white officer who shot Blake seven times in the back. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Absent details, police shooting narratives seek to distract

Aug. 31, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A familiar narrative emerged in the days that followed Jacob Blake’s shooting by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one seen many times after a Black man or woman is killed or grievously wounded by police: That somehow Blake's actions or his past can explain why an officer fired...

Chicago police officers respond to rioting near West Madison Street and South Karlov Avenue on the West Side, of Chicago, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020.  (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Lack of body cameras fuels suspicion in Chicago shooting

Aug. 11, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A police force with a history of brutality and racism created a new crime-fighting team, but on one of its first forays into the streets, the group did not wear body cameras, which would have shown whether a man accused of firing a gun at officers was, in fact, armed. That’s where the...