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Tulsa resident Angie Pitts, right, tries to calm down others as law enforcement officials investigate near 46th Street North and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Friday, June 9, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla. Law officers in Tulsa fatally shot a man while trying to pick him up for a mental health issue, triggering a street protest and a corresponding show of force by police in riot gear. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP)

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People gather as law enforcement officials investigate an officer-involved shooting near 46th Street North and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Friday, June 9, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla. Law officers in Tulsa fatally shot a man while trying to pick him up for a mental health issue, triggering a street protest and a corresponding show of force by police in riot gear. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP)

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Tulsa resident Angie Pitts, left, tries to calm down others as law enforcement officials investigate near 46th Street North and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Friday, June 9, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla. Law officers in Tulsa fatally shot a man while trying to pick him up for a mental health issue, triggering a street protest and a corresponding show of force by police in riot gear. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP)

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Law enforcement officials investigate an officer-involved shooting near 46th Street North and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard,Friday, June 9, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla. Law officers in Tulsa fatally shot a man while trying to pick him up for a mental health issue, triggering a street protest and a corresponding show of force by police in riot gear. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP)

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A crowd chants as law enforcement officials investigate near 46th Street North and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, following an officer-involved shooting, Friday, June 9, 2017 in Tulsa, Okla. Law officers in Tulsa fatally shot a man while trying to pick him up for a mental health issue, triggering a street protest and a corresponding show of force by police in riot gear. (Cory Young/Tulsa World via AP)

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Supporters of the Black Lives Matter and Fight for $15 movements march down the streets of Memphis on the 49th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

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Supporters of the Black Lives Matter and Fight for $15 movements march down the streets of Memphis on the 49th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

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Demonstrators carry signs and shout slogans during a protest Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Boston, held to voice their concerns about racism and call attention to low wages. Tuesday was the 49th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, and Sen. Dave Wallace speak to the Senate Education Committee Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Little Rock about a proposal to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the state holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. As civil rights leaders and activists gather Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader’s daughter Bernice King is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice “no matter who is in the White House.” (AP Photo, File)

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The Atlanta Hawks pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. covering the floor with his image during a pre-game video before an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Atlanta. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during the King Day at the Dome event celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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In this March 1968 file photo, Martin Luther King Jr. displays the poster for his planned Poor People's Campaign. Assassinated on April 4 1968, the civil rights leader did not live to see the campaign come to fruition. (AP Photo/Horace Cort) ** FILE **

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Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., argued Saturday that what President Obama failed to mention during his Selma speech is that more than 55 million people have been denied their right to vote because of abortion. (Fox News via CNS News)

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Oprah Winfrey locks arms with some of the cast of the new movie "Selma" as they march to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, in Selma, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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WASHINGTON, DC - August 28, 2014: Brahim Djahra, of Algeria, shows his son, Adam, 2, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Djahra was one of 30 citizenship candidates who took the Oath of Allegiance during a special naturalization ceremony held at the memorial shortly after. "He was born here," Djahra said of his son, "I'm born today." (Eva Russo/Special to The Washington Times)

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FILE - This Aug. 28, 1963, file photo shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledging the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. Next Wednesday, the nation’s first black president will stand near the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. stood 50 years ago, a living symbol of the racial progress King dreamed about, and enunciate where he believes this nation should be headed. (AP Photo/File)

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FILE - This Aug. 28, 1963, file photo shows Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledging the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington. Next Wednesday, the nation’s first black president will stand near the spot where Martin Luther King Jr. stood 50 years ago, a living symbol of the racial progress King dreamed about, and enunciate where he believes this nation should be headed. (AP Photo/File)

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A vehicle from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner leaves the apartment complex of 56-year-old Officer Johnny Jones. Officer Jones, a member of MPD, was found dead in his apartment in the 2600 block Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast on Saturday, April 19. The cause of his death is not known. MPD authorities said that there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play. Khalid Naji-Allah/ Special to The Washington Times