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http://abcnews.go.com/US/president-obama-excuse-excessive-force-police-ferguson/story?id=24980370

President Obama Says 'No Excuse' for Excessive Force by Police in Ferguson
Aug 14, 2014, 1:06 PM ET
By MEGHAN KENEALLY


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 Five days after the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by a local police officer, President Obama joined state and national leaders in calling for changes to how police are dealing with protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, amid continued street clashes.

"I know that emotions are raw right now in Ferguson," President Obama said at a news conference this afternoon. "There is never excuse for violence against the police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting. There is also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protests or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their First Amendment rights."

Obama's comments came as the FBI told ABC News that it issued a warning to police officers that a Black Panther leader was trying to incite violence against law enforcement in Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis.

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Looting and robbing are now First Amendment rights?

Cool...


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Looting and robbing are now First Amendment rights?

Cool...

No they're not, and Obama didn't say they were.

But arresting people for exercising their First Amendment rights (taking video of cops doing their job) is abhorrent.
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No they're not, and Obama didn't say they were.

But arresting people for exercising their First Amendment rights (taking video of cops doing their job) is abhorrent.

Agree with both points.  I am willing to give the cops a chance to show that those taking videos and reporting on the violence were interfering with officers or otherwise involved in the violence.
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I guess the police "acted stupidly" in shooting a teenager who could have been Obama's son.
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I guess the police "acted stupidly" in shooting a teenager who could have been Obama's son.

The police acted stupidly in shooting a teenager who was moving away from the police.
Roy Moore's "spiritual warfare" is driving past a junior high without stopping.

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Were you there to see that happened or are you depending on the MSM for their interpretation?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2014, 04:18:14 PM by rangerrebew »
"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness -- these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles."
George Washington

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."
Benjamin Franklin


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