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Here's what it's like to live in the most arrest-happy city in America

You are more likely to be arrested here than any other place in the U.S.—even more so if you’re black, according to FBI data. Fusion takes to the streets of Gretna, Louisiana, to learn what life is like under extreme police scrutiny and to spotlight local officials’ incentives to keep law-enforcement bookings sky-high. This content …

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Being black in America's arrest capital

Gretna, Louisiana, has an unusual distinction: It’s where you are most likely to be arrested in the U.S., according to FBI statistics. But that burden falls disproportionately on minorities in a city once rocked by the civil rights movement. As one veteran of that era told Fusion, “It hasn’t changed. You just put another coat …

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A man is taken into custody by police after a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Friday, May 27, 2016, in San Diego. At least three people were arrested Friday after the rally ended. (AP Photo/Julie Watson) READ MORE
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