George W. Bush Says It’s ‘Hard To Understand’ Grand Jury’s Decision In Eric Garner’s Case

Former President George W. Bush has recently weighed in on the recent grand jury decision not to indict a NYPD officer who was involved in the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner in July.

In an interview with CNN Bush revealed, “You know, the verdict was hard to understand. But I hadn’t seen all the details — but it’s sad that race continues to play such an emotional, divisive part of life.”

In a past conversation with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Bush also detailed their discussion on the topic of police relations in black and brown communities. “We talked about this subject, and yeah — she just said, you gotta understand that there are a lot of black folks that are incredibly, more and more, distrusting of law enforcement,” he said. “Which is a shame, because law enforcement’s job is to protect everybody.”

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Watch the interview above.