Obama Urges Constructive Response To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
President Barack Obama said Monday that opponents of the Ferguson grand jury decision must show restraint and work constructively to solve the bigger issue of unequal justice in America. In a brief statement after a grand jury brought no criminal charges against a white police officer for shooting an unarmed African-American teenager, Obama said that communities of color "are not making up" their belief that laws are often applied in a discriminatory fashion. "These are real issues," Obama said, but they won't be solved by "throwing bottles" or "smashing car windows." Obama said that some opponents of the grand jury decision will likely be violent but this will be nothing but "good television."
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