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Fatal shooting of unarmed black man by Phoenix officer sparks protest

About 100 people marched to Phoenix police headquarters on Thursday to protest the shooting of an unarmed black man, Rumain Brisbon, by a white police officer. The department defended the officer, saying he was investigating reports of a drug deal and fired in fear for his own life during a struggle. Ann Hart, chairwoman of the African American Police Advisory Board for South Phoenix, said the shooting, coming after the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, reinforces "the impression it's open season for killing black men."