The Grim Blue Line

[Brooklyn, June 4. Image via Getty]

NEW YORK - JUNE 04: A police officer wipes away tears as the hearse carrying slain officer Omar Edwards passes during the funeral for Edwards who was killed in a friendly fire incident on May 28 while off duty in East Harlem on June 4, 2009 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Omar, who was 25 and black, was killed while in street clothes when he chased a man who broke into his car causing police to mistake him as the suspect as he had his gun in hand. The shooting has generated calls for reform in the police department and demands of a separate investigation due to the racial overtones of the officer�s death. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Danielle, (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)