Obama called for peace on the streets of Ferguson after the controversial grand jury decision, focusing on both sides of the debate while reminding the United States of the racial disparity that still existed in America.
All the while, riots broke out and businesses burned and little was done to stop the ensuing madness.
Obama explained that the controversy was not just an issue for Ferguson but for America.
“The fact is, in too many parts of this country, a deep distrust exists between law enforcement and communities of color,” he said. “Some of this is the result of the legacy of race in this country, and this is tragic because nobody needs good policing more than poor communities with higher crime rates.”
When asked by reporters if he planned to travel to Ferguson, Obama replied.
“Let’s take a look and see how things go there.”