As the president prepped for his vacation this past month, all hell seemed to break loose.

A New York police officer choked a young, unarmed black man to death on Staten Island for selling untaxed cigarettes.

Days later, a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, shot a young, unarmed black man to death for either charging him or walking away – depending on whose account of the incident you believe. Residents rose up in protest. Police responded as if they were fighting the Taliban itself, marching in with full body armor and semi-auto weapons, beneath a cloud of tear gas.

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