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Actor David Alan Grier teamed with Funny or Die to shoot a PSA to help people distinguish a riot from a protest.

“TIKI torches and khaki pants: that’s not a riot. Looks like there’s a sale on at the local Tommy Bahama,” the former In Living Color star explained, referring to the Unite the Right neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. “But Black people: we are scary. And when we all get together then we’re probably planning to do something extra-scary: we’re planning to riot.”

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Attorney General Merrick Garland

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

The Department of Justice had the kind of pro-police reform week that doesn't happen every year. In a seven-day period, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, an overhaul on how to handle law enforcement oversight deals, and a promise to make sure the Justice Department wasn't funding agencies that engage in racial discrimination.

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