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Why Don't Cops Give Our Kids the Same Break They Gave the Ray Allen

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SAN ANTONIO, TX - JUNE 14: Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat speaks to the media on an off day following Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs at the Spurs Practice Facility on June 14, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) | Andy Lyons via Getty Images

Former Miami Heat star forward Ray Allen is again standing on center court. This time, however, Allen stands in the unusual plight of victim. He was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight by events that reinforce the problems of places like Ferguson, Mo., and the issues of fairness and equality and justice across this country.

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