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Obit-Birmingham Activist
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Obit-Birmingham Activist

Miles College student Shelly Millender, standing in suit, is shown during an effort to desegregate the public library in Birmingham, Ala., on April 10, 1963. Millender, a Black Army veteran who helped peacefully desegregate an Alabama city's library with a sit-in protest in 1963, died on Saturday, July 17, 2021, according to the library and an obituary published by his family. He was 86. (Birmingham News/Alabama Department of Archives and History via AP)

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Crime Victim Stories
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Crime Victim Stories

A cutout of Todriana Peters stands in her living room with her cousin Brione Rogers and mother Katrina Lambert in New Orleans, Thursday, July 8, 2021. Twelve-year-old Todriana Peters was shot and killed outside a graduation party on Memorial Day Weekend in the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood. Homicide rates in many American cities have continued to rise although not as precipitously as the double-digit jumps seen in 2020 and still below the violence of the mid-90s. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)

Crime Victim Stories
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Crime Victim Stories

Cousins of Malik Parks, Shaunice Cherry, left, and Machelle Tompkins pose for a photo on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in Indianapolis. Homicide rates in many American cities have continued to rise although not as precipitously as the double-digit jumps seen in 2020 and still below the violence of the mid-90s. (AP Photo/Casey Smith)

Crime Victim Stories
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Crime Victim Stories

Brione Rogers sits on the couch next to a cutout of her cousin Todriana Peters and Peters' mother Katrina Lambert and father Todd Peters in New Orleans, Thursday, July 8, 2021. Twelve-year-old Todriana Peters was shot and killed outside a graduation party on Memorial Day Weekend in the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood. Homicide rates in many American cities have continued to rise although not as precipitously as the double-digit jumps seen in 2020 and still below the violence of the mid-90s. (AP Photo/Sophia Germer)

Crime Victim Stories
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Crime Victim Stories

This July 15, 2021 image shows handcuffs that belonged to Elias Otero in a memorial hutch at his family's home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Otero, 24, had served nearly four years as a corrections officer before switching careers. He was shot to death outside his home in February. No arrests have been made. Homicide rates in many American cities have continued to rise although not as precipitously as the double-digit jumps seen in 2020 and still below the violence of the mid-90s. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)