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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Police guard the Ferguson police department as rioting erupts following the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/Getty)

Democracy on Fire in Ferguson, Missouri

The citizens of Ferguson responded with anguish after a grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As the city reels in pain, the people of Ferguson are forced to look forward. But how do you rebuild bridges of trust between officials and a community that is feeling angry and betrayed? Reverend Osagyefo Sekou, a St. Louis native that's leading non-violent protest training in Ferguson, says that "democracy is on fire" in the community. He says that resolution and reconciliation begins with political mobilization and fighting inequality to mend a broken criminal justice system. What do you think the grand jury's decision says about America in 2014? Leave a comment or give us a call at 1-877-869-8253.

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Today's Takeaways: Democracy on Fire in Ferguson

The Takeaway explores the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, and we also examine the implications of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's departure.