Obama said Monday that law enforcement officials are pursuing a “person of interest” tied to bombings in New York and New Jersey but said there is no connection to a stabbing incident in Minnesota.
Obama also cautioned the media to "refrain from getting out ahead of the investigation.”
Obama spoke amid reports that law enforcement officials had taken Ahmad Rahami, 28, into custody after a gun battle in New Jersey.
The naturalized U.S. citizen born in Afghanistan is wanted in connection with the bombings.
“We’re going to make sure everyone is working together seamlessly ... to make sure that justice is done,” Obama said.
“At this point, we see no connection between that incident and what happened here in New York and New Jersey,” the president said of the stabbing spree in Minnesota, which he described as “a potential act of terrorism.”
The comments were Obama’s first on this weekend's outbreak of violence, which spurred new fears about the threat of terrorism in the U.S.
Notice how Obama cautioned not to jump to conclusions to quickly when the likely hood that the perpetrator was one of his Islamic Jihadist brothers.
Now let’s look at Obama’s reaction when the police are involved in an incident.
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 Wednesday night while taking questions after a White House news conference.
Obama defended Gates on Wednesday night, while admitting that he may be "a little biased," because Gates is a friend.
"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."
Obama’s first reaction to the Treyvon Martin incident.
Obama spoke in highly personal terms on Friday about how the shooting in Florida of a 17-year-old black youth named Trayvon Martin had affected him, saying that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
Obama’s remarks on the shooting of Michael Brown.
Obama said the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer last month in Ferguson, Missouri, exposed the racial divide in the American justice system that “stains the heart of black children.”
Speaking at the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation dinner in Washington, Obama said the death of Michael Brown “awakened our nation” to a reality that black citizens already understood.
“In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” Mr. Obama said. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement — guilty of walking while black or driving while black, judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness.”
Regarding the Baltimore riots following the Freddie Gray funeral we see a similar response from Obama.
Baltimore was simmering with anger and unrest following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died on April 19 of a spinal cord injury — one week after being taken to a hospital for injuries sustained while in custody of Baltimore police. Riots broke out Monday afternoon following Gray's funeral.
Obama condemned the violent protests saying, "there's no excuse for the kind of violence we saw."
Obama added that the problems gripping the city are not new, and that the entire country needs to "do some soul-searching."
In all of the race related situations, the individuals Obama defended were found to be at least partially responsible for the incident with law enforcement being found to be innocent. Obama was and is ready to jump to conclusions of wrong doing by police, but wants to be sure not to jump to any conclusions when the incident is terror.
Obama believes the local police departments are racists and should be nationalized while terrorism is the fault of America because of its past history of the worst of all Imperialist nations. Yes, Obama does hate the America that was established in the late 18th century.
Obama and his fellow Marxist/Progressives loath the America founded on the principles of individualism, rule of law, limited government, divided government, and the people as sovereign with the government as the servant. That is the America Obama promised to fundamentally transform to a Marxist totalitarian state with a totally conforming and equal classless society as called for by Karl Marx.