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Reaction to the latest police shootings

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The killing of black men by police is once again in the news. Protests erupted Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina after police shot and killed a 43-year-old black man named Keith L. Scott. Police say that Scott was armed and posed a deadly threat. In LA, the Police Commission ruled this week that officers had violated deadly force rules in two separate shootings last year. Meanwhile in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an officer shot and killed an unarmed black man named Terence Crutcher on Friday after the 40-year-old’s car had broken down in the middle of a two-lane highway. Press Play spoke with National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward about the latest police shootings. Ward’s new book, “The Fire this Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race,” was inspired, in part, by the killing of unarmed black men and women by police. Next, Rep. Loretta Sanchez lags behind her opponent Kamala Harris in the US Senate race, but she still sees a path to victory. Sanchez joined Press Play to discuss how she’s trying to appeal to Republican voters, as well as what her proudest achievements have been over her nearly 20-year congressional career. And finally, it turns out nature documentaries fake quite a lot, like adding sound effects in post-production. Are filmmakers being dishonest or is a certain amount of fakery to be expected? 

Image: Eight-year-old Angelo Estes Jr. calls for the arrest of Officer Betty Shelby, who shot dead unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher, with other protesters outside the Tulsa Police headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma. REUTERS/Nick Oxford