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After a week of deadly shootings involving police, questions are being asked about the training officers receive for these kinds of situations. Former police officer Seth Stoughton studies the issue.

Ron Martinelli, a forensic criminologist and former police detective, is critical of the Black Lives Matter movement. He says they promote false narratives and are partially responsible for violence.

Brooklyn Borough President and former New York police captain Eric Adams talks about why he joined the force — and why he decided to leave.

The Washington Post's Kimbriell Kelly speaks about the data the newspaper has collected on police shootings over the past two years. More than 500 people have been fatally shot by police in 2016.

When police officers need someone to talk to, they can turn to police chaplains. President of the International Conference of Police Chaplains Mark Clements talks about what they are saying this week.

In this special edition of All Things Considered, we spend the entire hour on policing in the United States. This week saw both civilians and officers on the receiving end of violence.

Former and current law enforcement officers Chief Chris Magnus, Officer Anwar Sanders and former police chief Betty Taylor discuss the recent shootings by and of police.

The teacher's union has blocked roads to protest mandatory testing and demand more funding. Meanwhile, the security forces have killed activists.

Claudia Rankine's acclaimed 2014 poetry book "Citizen" was a potent and incisive meditation on race. Rankine speaks with NPR's Lynn Neary about where the national conversation about race stands today.

NPR's Lynn Neary talks about the public perception of police and law enforcement tactics with Doug Wyllie, an editor at Police One, a news site for law enforcement.

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