Details about the five law enforcement officers killed in Thursday night's shootings in Dallas are slowly emerging. One of the victims has been identified as an officer for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit or DART. Authorities say they are waiting to notify all of the victims' families before releasing more names.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Arthur Reed, also known as Silky Slim. He is the founder of Stop the Killing Inc., the activist group that released the footage of Alton Sterling's killing in Baton Rouge, La. They discuss the role of videos in the effort to document police violence.
In the St. Paul, Minn. suburb of Falcon Heights, Philando Castile, 32, was killed in an encounter with police. The aftermath of the shooting was captured on video by his girlfriend and quickly gained national attention.
Is America really a classless society? As part of the All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to author Nancy Isenberg about her new book, White Trash which argues the notion of a classless society is a myth that hides an ugly truth about how we view the poor.