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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. (Scott Olson/Getty)

Back Off: A Warning From Police

In the wake of the Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice shootings in Staten Island, Ferguson and Cleveland, protestors have marched in cities across the country to demonstrate against police brutality. Today, Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, explains why he believes citizens need to take more responsibility to ensure that a routine stop doesn't escalate. Dutta speaks on his own behalf, not on behalf of the LAPD. He tells The Takeaway that citizens need to understand the enormous pressure officers face—and the abuse they often take from those on the street. 

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Today's Takeaways: 'Broken Windows' Architect, Alaskan Wildlife, and Origins of Terrorism

The Takeaway talks with the man that developed the "broken windows" theory, we look at a new proposal being pushed by President Obama, and we explore the origins of terrorism.