President Obama speaks out on Laquan McDonald and Chicago

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - President Barack Obama has posted on Facebook regarding his hometown of Chicago and the Laquan McDonald case. He had the following to say:

"Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. This Thanksgiving, I ask everybody to keep those who’ve suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayers, and to be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our communities with honor. And I’m personally grateful to the people of my hometown for keeping protests peaceful."

On Tuesday, Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of McDonald.

 

Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. This...

Posted by President Obama on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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