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Modern-day crucifixions

(RNS) — Black men nationwide are still disproportionately killed by police. Each name turned hashtag reminds us that the scales of justice seem permanently tilted away from black and brown people in the United States.

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Funerals held for slain police

DALLAS -- Thousands of police officers joined by ordinary citizens attended funerals for three of the policemen shot dead in a racially motivated ambush attack last week that intensified America's long-running debate on race and justice.

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NYC cop sues city to wear beard

(Reuters) A Muslim policeman who was suspended by the New York City Police Department for refusing to shave sued the agency on Wednesday (June 22), saying its no-beard policy is unconstitutional.