Obama said that police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, "acted stupidly" in arresting a prominent black Harvard professor last week after a confrontation at the man's home.
"I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played," Obama said.
Obama also stated, "But I think it's fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3 ... that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately."
The incident, Obama said, shows "how race remains a factor in this society."
The police officer had been called by another citizen to investigate a break-in. That is what he did.
Obama’s initial comments on the Trayvon Martin case were, “So I'm glad that not only is the Justice Department looking into it, I understand now that the governor of the state of Florida has formed a task force to investigate what's taking place. I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen. And that means that examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident.
But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon. And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
The findings were that Trayvon Martin was the aggressor.
On the Michael Brown incident Obama said, “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. As Attorney General Holder has indicated, the Department of Justice is investigating the situation along with local officials, and they will continue to direct resources to the case as needed. 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. 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.”
It was proven that Michael Brown was clearly the aggressor. Never the less, the life of the police officer has been ruined.
On the death of Freddie Gray the White House said that the Department of Justice is now investigating the events that led to his death and today, Obama offered his thoughts to the family and friends of Freddie Gray who are appropriately looking for answers while at the same time making clear there is “no excuse” for violence.
Three trials have taken place with the fourth now in progress. The results have been a hung jury and two total acquittals. In the current trial the Judge has already thrown out the assault charge.
In none of these cases has Obama come back and made a clarifying statement to the public. Obama has never addressed the black on black murders taking happening in record numbers. Obama has never addressed the crime in the inner cities due to the breakdown of the black family because of the progressive programs he supports.
Defending the Black Lives Matter movement, Obama said the protests are giving voice to a problem happening only in African-American communities, adding, "We, as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this seriously."
Obama said the movement, which sprung up after the deaths of unarmed black men in Florida, Missouri and elsewhere, quickly came to be viewed as being opposed to police and suggesting that other people's lives don't matter. Opponents have countered that "all lives matter."
The nationwide "Black Lives Matter" movement that formed after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri has sought sweeping reforms of policing.
Flanked by liberal legislators, and Black Lives Matter founders Brittany Packnett and DeRay Mckesson, Obama told White House meeting of young militant leftists that they “are much better organizers” than he was at their age, and that he is “confident that they are going to take America to new heights.”
The result of Obama’s rush to judgement statements against the police and open support for the Black Lives Movement has brought about distrust and open hatred for law enforcement. Cries at different rallies across the country have openly called for death to our police. Police have been ambushed and murdered. These actions have been justified by the White House.
In the aftermath of five Dallas police officers being murdered and many more seriously wounded, Obama calls for unity.
Americans are struggling with what has happened in the past week, he said, and events appeared to have revealed "the deepest fault line of our democracy".
"I'm here to say we must reject such despair. I'm here to insist that we are not as divided as we seem."
Oh yes we are that divided. You, Obama have done your utmost to divide. Based on your actions, it is clear that it is your intent to bring about class warfare. Marx told you this was critical to bring about the fundamental transformation you said would take place. Alinsky taught you the methods necessary to divide, and according to the son of Saul Alinsky, you were the top student.
Yes, Obama, you have been very successful in your purpose of breaking down American society and rebuilding a Marxist tyranny so as to bring about the fair and just classless society that you, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Holder, Jarrett, Axelrod, and all Progressives so desperately desire.