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President Obama Issues Statement In Wake Of The Grand Jury's Decision To Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson In The Killing Of Michael Brown

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Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury in the killing of Michael Brown.

While we have since heard responses from both Darren Wilson and Michael Brown's family, President Obama just shared his own thoughts on the decision.

In fact, not only did President Obama issue a statement, he also has instructed the Attorney General Eric Holder to improve relationships between communities and law enforcement.

Here's what our commander-in-chief had to say about the decision:

"First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of law. And so, we need to accept that this decision was the Grand Jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it, and there are americans that are very disappointed, even angry. I join Michael's parents in asking anyone protesting this decision to do so peacefully… We should be honoring [the Brown's] wishes. Our police officers put their lives on the line every single day… They have a tough job to do… As they do their job in the upcoming days, they need to work with the community, not against the community… Finally, we need to recognize the situation in Ferguson speak to broader challenges we face in the nation… There are good people on all sides of this debate, as well as both Republican and Democratic party… who are interested in tackling criminal justice reform… We have made tremendous progress in race relations over the last couple of decades .. but what is also true is that there are still problems, and communities of color aren't just making these problems up."

[Image via AP Images.]

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8 comments to “President Obama Issues Statement In Wake Of The Grand Jury's Decision To Not Indict Officer Darren Wilson In The Killing Of Michael Brown”

  1. 1

    bs. black people image turned from slave to terrorist. whites hate blacks. there is this misconception in america that blacks are not humans and can simply get killed by whites. shame.

  2. jan says – reply to this


    Once again the president is butting in….I guess he has to do this because he fails as a leader of the free world. There are some who will never accept the decision by the grand jury…get involved in politics and vote and make a difference. Don't complain if you don't vote.

  3. allan says – reply to this


    Did anyone honestly expect a different verdict this is the U.S.A. after all

  4. richp says – reply to this


    You people act like there is NO BAD black people!! He was a piece of shit THUG, he will be missed by his family only!!
    Shameful that celeb gave this guy a minute of silence for being a thug who shouldn't get a minute of there time!!
    Where are the scum black leaders now, knowing the truth and help stop the violence!!!!!!

  5. richp says – reply to this


    Re: janRe: Alexima – WTF are you talking about???
    Where do you live?? Wake up looser…

  6. richp says – reply to this


    People need to except he was a THUG first!! Scumbags lied about what REALLY went down.. That would be a first!!!

  7. Elsa says – reply to this


    Re: richp – Wow, prime example of how messed up Americans are. The white people there really are pigs. It seems in that country they'd rather just cover their backs than admit any bit of wrong doing ever. White Americans always seem to blame the other races, look at these comments, not a single one of the capitalist pigs saying Wilson did anything wrong.

  8. Blaise19 says – reply to this


    Re: jan – Oh yeah, having an opinion about something is "butting in" How dare he ever have an opinion and state it diplomatically! Only commenter on Perez Hilton should have an opinion and be allowed to state it in the worse way!