Moments ago, President Obama addressed the nation regarding the killing of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, MO. Watch his comments inside and see attorney Daryl Parks discussing the preliminary autopsy report.
President Obama revealed that the Justice Department has opened an independent investigation and Attorney General Eric Holder will be traveling to Ferguson on Wednesday. While there, Mr. Holder will meet with community leaders and FBI officials.
Addressing the tensons in Ferguson, POTUS said, “While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only disserves to raise tensions and stir chaos, it undermines, rather than advancing justice.”
Let’s seek to heal, rather than to wound each other. I’ve said this before, in too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement. In too many communities, too many men of color are left behind and seen only as objects of fear."
Borwn family attorney Anthony Gray discussed the autopsy results for Michael Brown (based on a preliminary private autopsy). The report concluded that he was shot at least six times, including twice in the head. The autopsy was performed by former New York City Medical Examiner Michael M. Baden and a diagram (above) showed six entry wounds.
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