President Obama Says Racist Law Enforcement Exists All Over America
President Obama has said the type of racial discrimination in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department is not isolated.
Obama said he doesn’t think the bias found in Ferguson is typical of what happens in law enforcement across the country.
However he said that there are places where trust between police and the communities they serve has broken down.
Obama made his first remarks about the Justice Department report of bias in Ferguson that came out this week.
Obama told The Joe Madison Show on Sirius XM radio that ‘a big chunk’ of today’s civil rights agenda is dealing with civil rights and civil liberties with respect to law enforcement.
The U.S. Justice Department refused to prosecute Ferguson cop Darren Wilson despite compiling a 350,000-page report on racial profiling in the Missouri city which ‘led to’ him fatally shooting unarmed black teen Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.
The President was kicking off a weekend commemoration 50 years since the pivotal Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in Alabama with a town hall meeting at a historically black college in South Carolina.
Wonder if police are gonna throw a temper tantrum over Barry’s observation like they did with NYC mayor Bill DeBlasio’s.
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