Obama's Sad, Defeated Ferguson Statement Offers No Consolation
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On Monday, a grand jury decided Darren Wilson won't face any criminal charges over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. As citizens began expressing outrage, President Obama offered a limp address from the White House that helped no one.
As crowds took to the streets in Ferguson, New York and Los Angeles, Obama urged protestors to simply accept the fact that Wilson will face no legal consequences for fatally shooting Brown.
"We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry," the president said from the White House, blissfully unaware of a large "SHOTS FIRED IN FERGUSON" text occupying the lower third of CNN's broadcast.
As Obama urged peaceful protests, networks began showing footage of tear gas and fires in a split screen with his speech.
"Channel your concerns constructively," he advised, as a group of protestors torched a cop car.