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Resource ID: #12278
Subject: Police
Source: Washington Post Magazine
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Date: 12-Nov-95

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The Washington Post Magazine reports that "When a white D.C. policeman unwittingly shot a black colleague, the cops in one of the city's toughest precincts came to the brink of a racial conflict and then found their shared humanity... Officer James McGee lay dying. Officer Michael Baker sat dazed, absorbing the news that he had mistaken a cop for a robber. In the aftermath, the ideal of racial integration in the DC police department became a matter of life and death...."

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