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June 5, 2020

Texas Standard: June 5, 2020

By: David Brown

Several Texans said to be peacefully protesting seriously injured by so-called less lethal police force, what are the rules of engagement? We’ll explore and more today on the Texas Standard.

How public perceptions of the events of the past several days may well turn on word choice.

Also, some now say the time is right for a truth and reconciliation commission concerning race in America, we’ll look at how they’ve worked in North America in the past- and whether one could make a difference now.

Plus the week in politics with the Texas Tribune. Those stories and much more.


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