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Times Blacks: Police Shootings and Police Officers

times blacks: Filmmaker Chris Phillips of Ferguson, Missouri, says he likely will attend a family barbecue just like every Fourth of July, according to Metro News. But the 36-year-old black man says he can't help but feel perplexed about honouring the birth of the nation after three officers were recently cleared in police shootings. How do you celebrate during what some people of colour consider troubling times Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality and the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the United States. POLICE SHOOTINGSSince the 2014 police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, officer shootings of black males in particular have drawn scrutiny, sparking protests nationwide. Despite video, suburban St. Few officers ever face charges, and convictions are rare. ( As reported in the news.