4. The value of an apology

Illustration of a hand holding a rose against tex that reads: "sad and painful", "express its profound regret", "and reconciliation", "wrongs that were committed", and "The apology we make today".

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

Some cities with deep histories of police misconduct against people of color are trying to make amends for their most egregious episodes.

Why it matters: More diverse city governments are acknowledging and trying to atone for incidents from the past. But they're almost always decades old, not the police violence that's in the news today.

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