Louis Dekmar, who has run the LaGrange Police Department for 26 years, is training his officers to shoot for the legs, pelvis or abdomen in situations where they think it could stop a deadly threat without killing the source of that threat. Dekmar enjoys strong support in his community but faces much criticism from police leaders elsewhere.
Fourteen expats spoke with The Washington Post about their struggles to get the shots, saying they received little guidance from the Biden administration and watched enviously as hundreds of thousands of doses in the United States expired without any takers.
The devices are rapidly reshaping private security in American neighborhoods, bringing police surveillance tools to the masses with an automated watchdog that records 24 hours a day. They've created a new point of friction between crime-fearing residents and their privacy-minded neighbors.
Before the death of her middle child, before there was a gravestone with a name she knew dearly, the Rev. Michelle Thomas had built up the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved as a place for collective mourning.