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12/07/2014 12:13 am ET Updated Feb 05, 2015

Sunday Roundup

This week, the nation experienced yet another collective shock as a Staten Island grand jury declined to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. As Chris Rock tweeted, "This one was on film" -- a nod to the grand jury in Ferguson declining to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown just a week earlier. And on Thursday, the Justice Department released a damning report about a seemingly out-of-control police force in Cleveland (where a police officer recently killed Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old holding a pellet gun). In response to all this, largely peaceful protests have broken out across America. The question isn't just how to police our police. The problem is how to fix a broken justice system that has, for obvious reasons, lost the trust of much of our country. The first step is translating people's anger into political action to reassert accountability and put justice back into the justice system. #BlackLivesMatter