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How long before we recognize the atrocities of our times?
How long before we recognize the atrocities of our times?

On Wednesday, a grand jury in Staten Island decided, despite clear video of the confrontation, that there was insufficient evidence that the police officer who wrapped his arm around Eric Garner’s neck broke any laws to warrant sending him to trial.  That same day in Colorado, Gov. John W. Hickenlooper met with members of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe Native American tribes and apologized for a 150-year-old atrocity, the Sand Creek Massacre, in which U.S. soldiers murdered more than 160 people. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this article laid blame for the massacre on the Colorado Territory militia, and implied it was similar to the National Guard. While the...

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