President Obama's Call for Calm in Ferguson

The president said the grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Missouri, must be respected despite anger.
1:47 | 11/25/14

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President Obama meanwhile stepped to the microphone after we heard about the grand jury decision he appealed for calm and so the grand jury process must be respected at the same time though he said that the problems. Communities of color are describing are real and not just in Ferguson here's an excerpt. From his remarks. We are a nation built on the rule of law. And so we need to accept that this decision was the grand juries to make. There are Americans who agree whether. And their American swore deeply disappointed. Even angry. It's an understandable reaction. We need to recognize the situation in Ferguson speaks to a broader challenges that we still face as a nation. We have made enormous progress. In race relations. Over the course. For the past several decades. I've witnessed that in my own wife. And to deny that progress. I think is to deny America's capacity for change these are real issues. And we have to lift them up and not deny them or try to tamp them down we need to do is to understand them and figure out how to weigh. Make more progress. And that can be done those were only interest in focusing on the violence. And just want the problem go away. Need to recognize that. We do have work to do here. And we shouldn't try to. Papered over and all of a sudden we heard this whenever we do best they went off. Kangaroo momentarily subsided over time. It builds up. And America. Isn't everything that could be.

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