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Bethami A. Dobkin: When unconscious bias becomes deadly

I almost missed it amid the barrage of an impending impeachment inquiry, stories of human trafficking in Utah and troop movements in Syria: news of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old African-American woman, fatally shot through a window in her home by a Fort Worth police officer while she played with her nephew.

The officer, Aaron Dean, was responding to a neighbor’s call about the front door of the home being open slightly. Dean has been arrested and charged with murder.

It might be easy to dismiss this killing as a horrifying accident, disconnected from other police shootings of black citizens.