Racial Tension Shaped Balch Springs Long Before Police Killed Jordan Edwards

BALCH SPRINGS - Inside this town’s little brick City Hall, a black council member greeted her white police chief with a hug.“That’s my chief, right here,” Wanda Adams said, sweeping an arm around Jonathan Haber after this week’s City Council meeting. In this Dallas suburb, where a white police officer’s killing of Jordan Edwards, a black 15-year-old, has prompted national outrage, the city leaders greeted one another with warmth. But here, as in so many American communities, relationships among the races are both strained and complicated.  Continue reading...

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