President Obama: “These Fatal Shootings Are Not Isolated Incidents” [VIDEO]
The cries of the people are on the ears of the President. Over the last 48 hours with the shootings of both Alton Sterling and Philando Castille prompted the President to make an official statement from the White House about what’s next.
All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We’ve seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and communities who’ve suffered such a painful loss.
Although I am constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these cases, I am encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation in Baton Rouge, and I have full confidence in their professionalism and their ability to conduct a thoughtful, thorough, and fair inquiry.