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Police shoot unarmed man in Venice Beach

Yet again, the media is filled with reports about police shooting an unarmed man. In this case, it happened near the Venice boardwalk in Los Angeles. The victim, a homeless man identified by people who knew him as Brandon Glenn, was pronounced dead at the hospital. A security camera on a nearby building captured a video of the shooting—a shooting Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he was “very concerned about,” noting that he had not seen the “extraordinary circumstances” that would warrant a police officer shooting a civilian. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing, and the police union has cautioned people against drawing conclusions before the investigation is complete.

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