One Thing: Policing

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From politics and music to faith, science and immigration, what were the most important stories and trends of the year? Nine of our sharpest local observers weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2015.

Sandy Banks, who recently ended a long run as a reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times, says 2015 will be remembered as the year that police shootings – especially of young black men – moved to the forefront of our public consciousness: