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Aleida Garcia (with candle) wearing photo of her murdered son during "Vigil For Victims Of Gun Violence." LBWPhoto

On a sunny bright but bitter cold day when many around Philly were joyously focused on the bustle of preparations for the holiday season some people gathered inside a Center City church for a solemn remembrance.

[OP-ED]: Does ‘executive function’ play a role in how likely police officers are to use deadly force?

 07/13/2017 - 11:13
Study of the Philadelphia police was unique because of its access to such a deep trove of information on officers, as most departments do not make such data available. File

The concept of “executive function” was popularized by social science research showing that young children who can control their impulses, pay attention, remember details, manage their time and plan are more likely to be successful in school.