Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country.

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  • Written by By ERRIN HAINES WHACK and DAN SEWELL , Associated Press

A look at high-profile police-related deaths of US blacks

 

A former Wisconsin police officer was acquitted of first-degree reckless homicide in the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, a black man whose death sparked riots in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Milwaukee.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniors

WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults — and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision.

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  • Written by By LAURAN NEERGAARD , AP Medical Writer