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People are surrounded by police in Los Angeles, California as they wait to be taken into custody during a demonstration following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
People are surrounded by police in Los Angeles, California as they wait to be taken into custody during a demonstration following the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who had shot dead an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri.
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After last week's three violent tragedies, community leaders and police officials say race relations and police-community relations are a "powder keg."

Protests continued over the weekend in cities across the country, including Los Angeles - much of it tied to high profile police killings of African Americans in recent months and years. The local chapter of the activist group Black Lives Matter is conducting non-violence training seminars with its protestors, renewing its commitment to nonviolence.

The LAPD's Community Relations Division has asked for a community forum to be held this Wednesday at Supervisor Ridley-Thomas' Constituent Service Center.

That forum is part of the Future of Policing sessions conducted by The Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles.

LA has seen horrible race relations in the past – are the conditions such that it could happen again? What might prevent it?

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Frank Stoltze, KPCC Correspondent covering criminal justice and public safety