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Week 372
February 11, 2008
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Fact:
New study may "radically alter" how police deadly force is viewed
A new study by a member of the Force Science Research Center's national advisory board confirms what law enforcement officials have argued all along: Controversial shootings aren't about race.

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Philly officer shoots wanted man after chase
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