President Obama Calls For Calm Amidst Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
Amidst the Ferguson grand jury's decision to not charge Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown, tensions in the St. Louis suburb boiled over as protestors and supporters heard the news.
Similarly to when George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin, President Obama addressed the nation Monday (Nov. 24) shortly after the verdict was read and urged for calm and understanding during this difficult time.
"There are Americans who agree with it and Americans who are deeply disappointed and even angry. It's an understandable reaction," Obama said. "But I join's Michael's parents in asking anyone who protests this decision to do so peacefully."
To hear Obama's full statement, start the video from the 11:45 mark.