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Retaliation is a real fear. Henry Nunn Sr., 63, was killed in 2015 after he testified in court about a shooting he witnessed. Police note that in December, a local gang posted a YouTube video titled „Ain’t no tellin,“ filmed at a cemetery. In canada goose coats it, gang members act out a scene in which a young man is bound, doused in gasoline and set on fire presumably for cooperating with police.

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„I think there’s an expectation that their police department, or those public servants, look like a representative of the people that they serve,“ Police Chief Bryan Roach said. „So right off the bat, we don’t look like the community that we serve in that area.“

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