Karley Barker, 14, on June 4, 2020 standing off North 9th Street in Carter Lake, Iowa where she's protested the last four days against police brutality. Photo by Chris Bowling.

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Solidarity in Solitude: Protester in Carter Lake Stands Up against Police Brutality

“Racial equality isn’t something we should have to protest for,” said Karley Baker, 14. “But in this time, it is something we have to protest for and, you know, protesting alone doesn’t do much, but it does spread awareness.”

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Today we have stories about the return of Omaha’s curfew ahead of planned protests today and Saturday,  murals of 22-year-old James Scurlock pop up across the city and one Carter Lake protester taking a stand in solidarity.

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  • With most of Europe, Asia and the Middle East having contained the virus, they’ve now turned their attention to the second wave, how to contain it faster and lessen its impact.

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Chris has worked for The Reader since January 2020. As an investigative reporter and news editor he’s taken deep dives into topics such as police transparency, affordable housing and COVID-19. Originally...

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