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Black lawmakers strike 'Hands up, don't shoot' pose on House floor

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus on Monday spoke out against the decision by a grand jury to not indict Missouri police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. In a series of speeches on the House floor, members of the CBC decried the prevalence of police violence in America and, in a nod to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, struck the "Hands up, don't shoot" pose that has become a staple of demonstrations nationwide.

"Hands up, don't shoot," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said. "It's a rallying cry of people all across America who are fed up with police violence."

"This is a problem that Congress can't run away from," he added. --Jon Terbush