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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Obama Lectures America About the Justified Anger Towards Law Enforcement in Minority Communities

Tuesday at Copernicus Community Center in Chicago, IL, President Barack Obama addressed the riots and protests going on throughout the country in reaction to the grand jury announcement that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will not face charges for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by justifying the anger as, "It's rooted in reality, " but condemning the violence as non-productive.

Partial transcript as follows:

A grand jury made a decision yesterday that upset a lot of people. And as I said last night, the frustrations that we have seen, are not just about a particular incident. They have deep roots in many communities of color, who have a sense that our laws are not always being enforced uniformly or fairly. That may not be true everywhere. And it's certainly not true for the vast majority of law enforcement officials, but that's an impression that folks have and it's not just made up. It's rooted in reality.

Now as I said last night, there are productive ways of responding. And expressing those frustrations and there are destructive ways of responding. Burning buildings, torching cars, destroying property, putting people at risk, that's destructive and there's no excuse for it. Those are criminal acts. People should be prosecuted if they engage in criminal ablgs. But what we also saw, although it doesn't get as much attention in the media, was people gathering in overwhelmingly peaceful protests, here in Chicago, in New York, in Los Angeles, other cities. We have scene young people who are organizing and people beginning to have real conversations about how do we change the situation so that there's more trust between law enforcement and some of these communities. And those are are necessary conversations to have.



Anonymous said...

"Obama Lectures America About the Justified Anger Towards Law Enforcement in Minority Communities" yet he sends military weapons to the very law enforcement entities that serve just such communities.
Out of which side of his mouth will he speak today?
Obama continues to follow the Saul Alinsky radical rules and elicits revolt (even baseless revolt under the guise of peace and understanding) to achieve his idea of a Marxist America.

Anonymous said...

We must , I repeat , we must respect the demand of the people.
They want law enforcement to leave all minority areas.
That is good , we must remove and observe this demand .
It is obvious they can and will protect themselves against themselves.
We are wasting good and expensive resources with the Feds , local police , FBI and others who do nothing but allow looting and shooting.
Our judicial has failed , these people do not recognize any law or government .

Anonymous said...

I like his comment about not receiving enough media coverage for the peacefully protest. That's how we feel about most media's covering up the democrats lying, stealing and cover-ups.

Anonymous said...

The only thing blacks have to fear is young black men. That's it. The fact is police involved shootings dwarfs blacks killing other blacks. Common sense dictates that you treat the bigger problem. No different that someone who has been in an accident and suffers a broken finger and a compound leg fracture. The bigger more dangerous injury is treated and stabilized first.
Unfortunately this common sense approach is a foreign concept in black communities. If young black men were taught to respectful, honest and all the other qualities that are the pillars of a civil society, the LE involved shootings would go away.

Anonymous said...

The biggest stride African Americans can ever make is to accept that justice was served when terrorist Brown received the final shot that ended his life and his reign of terror on this low income mostly black neighborhood. He's the poster boy for the problem.

Anonymous said...

I think they're just too dumb to understand the law 5:46.