Ernest Banks, 65, has been doing business in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, since he was 16. A Black Lives Matter sign is now displayed in the window outside his downtown shoe repair shop. The fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. by sheriff's deputies has sent shock waves through this small, majority Black city in the state's rural northeastern corner.

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