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Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.
Police abuse, black-on-black violence focus of rally in South L.A.

On a cloudy Saturday morning in South Los Angeles, hundreds of marchers took to the streets to call for an end to police abuse and black-on-black violence. When Tritobia Ford and her family arrived, the crowd parted and someone yelled, "Let's show them some love!" "I do not believe that God allowed my son to be taken for nothing," Ford said. Her mentally ill son, 25-year-old Ezell Ford, was shot by Los Angeles police during an encounter on Aug. 11. Authorities said Ford tried to grab the gun of one of the officers, leading to a violent struggle over the weapon. Both officers then opened fire. One of them was on the ground wrestling with Ford for the gun. That...

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