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When the president that Kanye Westonce quipped “doesn’t care about black people” joins the movement of people calling foul in the grand jury decision not to indict the officer who choked a black New York man to death, you know times have changed.

Former president George W. Bush spoke out about Eric Garner, the man placed in an illegal chokehold by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, and the decision not to charge the officer, calling the non-indictment “sad.”

Bush said he had not delved into why a grand jury declined Wednesday to indict a police officer for Garner’s death in July, which touched off last week’s widespread protests, “but it’s sad that race continues to play such a, you know, a kind of emotional, divisive part of life.”

Bush made his comments during an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on “State of the Union.”

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