First, Mr. President we do know what happened: someone tried to kill two police officers. Period end of story. And as the top leader in the U.S., you should have condemned the shooting from the start with the strongest language possible without any equivocation.
Also, given the heightened social tension in Ferguson, it’s morally wrong and irresponsible to merge the right to protest with comments about the attempted police killings. Of course, the public has the right to protest but many of the protesters are operating under the wrong assumption about Brown’s death.
Cleverly, Obama interjected the recent Department of Justice report that found evidence of racism in Ferguson’s police department as the reason for protesting. Yet, the original social unrest was about Brown’s shooting. The DOJ report is giving Obama an opportunity to justify protests.
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