More ABC US news | ABC World News President Barack Obama has only been vocal once on the situation in Ferguson, Mo. following the protests that were sparked by Michael Brown’s death at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson, but in a recent interview with ABC News, the leader of the free world relayed another message to the town’s residents and viewers nationwide. “This is a country that allows everybody to express their views. Allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust,” Obama said. “But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are.” SEE ALSO: MICHAEL BROWN’S DAD ASKS FOR PEACE IN NEW VIDEO ‘WE ARE STRONGER UNITED’ Concerning the pending case of Officer Wilson who shot and killed the 18-year-old on Aug. 9, a grand jury is still in deliberation as to whether Wilson should stand trial. In preparation for the attention that’ll be received once the decision is made public, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for the national guard, 100 personnel to be exact, to be sent to the suburb. Watch the video above.