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President Barrack ObamaIn a recent press conference discussing the on going turmoil in Ferguson Missouri.  The President of the United States of America Barack Obama said:

“There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting,” Obama said, speaking from the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard where he is in the midst of a two-week vacation. “There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment.

There has been on going racial tension between residents of Ferguson Missouri and the local police after an unarmed black man was shot and killed by a white police officer.

 

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