Obama Speaks Carefully So That He Doesn’t Prejudice The Federal Ferguson Investigation


President Obama showed his commitment to seeing that justice is done in Ferguson by sending Attorney General Eric Holder to the scene and doing everything in his power not to prejudice the investigation during his White House remarks.


After updating the country on the progress in Iraq, the president gave an update on the situation in Ferguson. The president announced that he is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson. The president was asked about going to Ferguson, and he explained why he has to speak carefully.

The president said, “Obviously, we’ve seen events in which there is a big gulf between community perceptions and law enforcement perceptions around the country. This is not something new. It’s always tragic when it involves the death of someone so young. I have to be very careful about not prejudging these events before investigations are completed, because although these are issues of local jurisdiction, the DoJ works for me, and when they are conducting an investigation I’ve got make sure that I don’t look like I am putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other. So it’s hard for me to address a specific case beyond making sure that it’s conducted in a way that is transparent, where there’s accountability, where people can trust the process. Hoping that as a consequence of a fair and just process, you end up with a fair and just outcome.”

Because of the DoJ investigation, the president can’t publicly reveal his true feelings on the death of Michael Brown and the actions of the Ferguson Police. A fair and just process is one of the keys to restoring peace to Ferguson. A feeling of injustice is the driving force behind people taking to the streets. Stability and peace will return to the community when the residents believe that justice is being done.

The local authorities have demonstrated that they have an agenda. They are actively trying to smear Michael Brown in order to justify the actions of their police department. This is a case that has to be handled by the federal government because officials in Ferguson have proven that they can’t be trusted. President Obama will someday be free to speak his mind, but that time is not now.

Contrary to the claims of Fox News and some Republicans, the president isn’t working against the police in Ferguson. He is using federal resources to find the truth and make sure that justice is done. Sending Eric Holder to Ferguson is a big deal, and it is a sign that this president is committed to making sure that justice is done.

16 Replies to “Obama Speaks Carefully So That He Doesn’t Prejudice The Federal Ferguson Investigation”

  1. Our President is a careful and thoughtful person to begin with. I have full faith in him to do the right things.

    We are blessed to have him as our leader.

  2. I think the President is trying to walk a very thin line and he’s doing a good job of it. Who wants any case prejudiced, especially one of such magnitude?

    Let the DOJ investigate, let them do their jobs. A misstep here could ruin the case altogether and may jeopardize future cases.

  3. Michael Savage is out Rabble-Rousing/Prejudicing the Flock on his radio show. Today he said Ferguson riot was all orchestrated using Chicago Thugs who were bussed in to cause the trouble.

    RightWing Radio is causing many problems. Especially now that we’ve lost ‘The Fairness Doctrine’.

  4. I thought the pres looked very tired, he needed a few days to get away and play golf.
    I am so mad at the right who keep on spewing hate if he takes time to play golf, who do not help govern the country and who are racist to the core, I cannot read some of their comments without getting sickened.
    All I would ask of anyone is ‘please get everyone you know out in the mid terms because we must keep the majority in the senate, it would be terrible for our pres if
    the idiots take the senate.

  5. I was just watching a different angle on the video from the store and it showed him paying for the cigars. The store owner said they weren’t robbed and did not report a theft of any kind. Something is rotten in Ferguson, and it is the PD. This is not going to turn out well for the liars trying to cover the cops ass. I hope they get all they deserve.

  6. If the FBI is now interviewing people, are they interviewing the policeman, who knows where he is?
    If he has nothing to hide, why is he hiding and why is the police force there shielding him?

  7. No matter what Obamas says on this case, the Right Wing Media haters (audience)will say he is picking sides and that he is to Blame for the demonstrating in Ferguson. I bet you ALL the knuckleheads are finding ways to blame Obama for all of this.

  8. This requires an objective and complete investigation with no pressured, preordained outcome from federal or state officials. The truth may not be what be what you want to believed. If the state or federal investigations finds thatthe police officer acted correctly under the laws of Missouri, will you accept that outcome or will you deny it and call it a cover-up by the state or federal officials. FBI agents are skilled at ascertaining the facts from witnesses and other areas. You may all be surprised at the outcome and then what will you say.

  9. Saint Michael’s rap sheet – not even counting his sealed juve record – he’s been a busy man in the last year – errrm, I mean busy young boy…. Be sure to look up the multiple pics of him flashing gang signs, too….

    Description: Burglary – 1st Degree { Felony B RSMo: 569.160 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1401000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Description: Assault 1st Degree – Serious Physical Injury { Felony A RSMo: 565.050 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 1301100
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

    Description: Armed Criminal Action { Felony Unclassified RSMo: 571.015 }
    Date: 11/02/2013 Code: 3101000
    OCN: AJ006207 Arresting Agency: ST ANN PD

  10. Its not hilarious its sad. Just like the poster who said that Mike Brown posted violent rap videos which were neither violent and the rapper lived in Grand Rapids. They don’t want the truth because in their world the only good n###er is a dead n###er

  11. They tried this yesterday too. This is Mike Brown the criminal. The only problem was, he was older then the Mike Brown in question.

    I think they are paid to appear stupid

  12. OK, I did some actual searching, found the MO courts cases database that this criminal record is copied from. The Michael Brown it names is an entirely different person. He was born in 1997, making him no more than 17 years old now. The Michael Brown that was shot was born 5/20/1996 (my birthday too, but 51 years later) according to the Ferguson police file, making him 18 years and 3 months old. The Michael Brown named in the DB had an address in Troy MO, a town of 11,000 people that is 50 miles from Ferguson and 3% black. That’s right, there are 330 black people in that town. The White Pages list 44 people named Michael Brown in Troy, probably because the population is of overwhelmingly German descent. (I have a brother-in-law named Michael Brown; he and my wife are descended from German settlers in Iowa.)

    I don’t think the Michael Brown in Ferguson deserved to be shot because this other Michael Brown in Troy has a record. What do you think?

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