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December 3rd, 2014
06:26 PM ET

Obama on Garner verdict: 'We are not going to let up'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he and outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder are "not going to let up" in the effort to solve the problem of racial tensions that exists between law enforcement officers and minorities in communities nationwide. Obama's remarks came soon after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the July chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.

"It is incumbent upon all of us as Americans regardless of race, region, faith - that we recognize this is an American problem and not just a black problem or a brown problem or a native American problem - this is an American problem when anybody in this country is not being treated equally under the law that's a problem and it's my job as president to help solve it," Obama said at the sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.

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