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A young man died after being stopped by police in a small Maryland town. Four months later, no one knows why

A young man died after being stopped by police in a small Maryland town. Four months later, no one knows why

A young man died after being stopped by police. Four months later, no one knows why.

In the tiny Eastern Shore town of Greensboro in Caroline County, black residents last year protested the hiring of a white police officer from Delaware who in 2013 had been recorded on his dash cam kicking a black man in the jaw as he lay handcuffed on the ground. Despite a large turnout and opposition at a town meeting, the Greensboro Town Council ignored their concerns and put the officer on the four-man force.

A few months later, the residents’ worst fears seemed to be realized. Anton Black, a 19-year-old African American who was a former high school track and football star, budding actor...

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