The death of Jamie Hood’s brother to a police bullet in 2001 and Mr. Hood’s dra­matic sur­render Friday in Athens, Ga., after a four-​​hour hostage standoff offers a provoca­tive — and per­sonal — time­line of rising ten­sions between police and street crim­i­nals in the last decade, leading to more blood­shed on the beat even as vio­lent crime overall has decreased.

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