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"I know that it could have been worse," the Canadian city's police chief said.
Analysis: The pre-planned strategy was timed to set the stage for the re-imposition of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran three weeks from now.
"The First Amendment simply does not protect false statements about the parents of one of the worst tragedies in our nation's history," said Bill Bloss, an attorney who represents the families.
"He was just trying to protect us," said the girlfriend of Markeis McGlockton, a 28-year-old father of three who was killed during a parking space dispute.