In Portland, Ore., people were being locked up for the offense often -- African-Americans disproportionately so.
The city is on the brink of making a speedy turnaround. The tough financial decisions it took to get there could alter its political landscape.
Medicaid, children's health insurance and chronic disease programs would be first to feel the weight of the president's proposals.
The controversial passage of a new voter-approved law in Los Angeles illustrates the complexities of civilian review boards. Experts say there are better ways for civilians to keep cops accountable.
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