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White Plains Marchers Protest Shootings, Demand Police Reform

Hundreds march in White Plains on Thursday seeking reforms after the recent killings of two black men by police. They also mourned the loss of the Dallas officers who were gunned down at a rally last week.
Hundreds march in White Plains on Thursday seeking reforms after the recent killings of two black men by police. They also mourned the loss of the Dallas officers who were gunned down at a rally last week. Photo Credit: Facebook

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Hundreds of people marched in White Plains Thursday to protest the killings of black men and to mourn the loss of police officers gunned down in Dallas last week, according to a report by FioS1 News.

They paused in front of Trinity United Methodist Church on South Lexington Avenue, where they bowed their heads as someone played taps on a trumpet, and later the city’s first female police chief, Anne FitzSimmons, led the marchers in prayer, FioS1 News reported.

Protesters told FioS1 News reporters that while they believed police have a tough job, racial profiling has gotten out of control.

The shootings of blacks by police is nothing new, one marcher told FioS1 News, just the technology has changed, and now everyone can see what’s been happening for “generations.”

Marchers also called for legislation that would screen out any bad apples on the police force, according to the FioS1News report.

To see the FioS1 News video of the march, click here.

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