I don’t recall Obama being this impassioned about Chris Stevens or Chris Kyle’s murder. I wonder why? Check it out.
President Obama has called the fatal shooting of unarmed Missouri teen Michael Brown ‘heartbreaking’, in a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon.
The president, who is currently vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, offered his ‘deepest condolences’ to the family of the 18-year-old who was shot up to eight times by a police officer, who witnesses claim then fired on Brown as he lay wounded on the street.
The message from the president was followed by one from Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, who was asked if she had a message to the policeman who shot her son.
She said: ‘If he did something wrong, you know you did something wrong. You take your punishment. If you were a man you’d stand up, you’d be a man, you would say you was wrong.’
The days since the incident, which unfolded in broad daylight on Saturday, have been marked by riots and looting by Brown’s incensed supporters who have clashed with heavily-armed police on the streets of suburban St. Louis.
‘The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our deepest condolences to his family and his community at this very difficult time,’ said the president in his statement on the teens controversial death.
‘I know the events of the past few days have prompted strong passions, but as details unfold, I urge everyone in Ferguson, Missouri, and across the country, to remember this young man through reflection and understanding,’ the President said in the statement.
‘We should comfort each other and talk with one another in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds. Along with our prayers, that’s what Michael and his family, and our broader American community, deserve.’
Seeking to diffuse tensions in the community, the president said that in addition to the FBI, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have begun investigations into Brown’s death.
Read more: Daily Mail
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