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Obama Says A “Tragic History” Led To Riots In Baltimore


Obama Says A “Tragic History” Led To Riots In Baltimore…

“Tragic history” = A city with only Democrat mayors since 1967.

Via Business Insider

President Barack Obama addressed the unrest in Baltimore that occurred in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray, the African American male who died April 19 from a fatal injury to his spine while he was in police custody.


The president spoke at Lehman College in New York City on Monday to promote the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, a mentoring program for boys and young men of color. During the speech, Obama lamented what he described as the “tragic history in this country that has made it tougher for some.”


Obama pointed to the “sense of unfairness and powerless of people not hearing their voices, that’s helped fueled some of the protest we’ve seen in places like Baltimore, and Ferguson and right here in New York.”[…]


Obama highlighted the importance of the task force on community policing, formed by the White House in the wake of 2014 protests against the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York.


“I’m interested in responsibility and I’m interested in results.”


The president started the My Brother’s Keeper intiative in February 2014.


On Monday, he announced the creation of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a non-profit organization that will carry out the mission of the original White House effort. More

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