Police Brutality Activists Angry Obama Glossed Over Ferguson ‘Events’ In SOTU – 21 January 2015

RT logoPresident Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address only briefly mentioned efforts to combat police brutality, but while he called for reform of the criminal justice system, many advocates for change criticized the brevity of his remarks.

Despite months of massive civil protests over the failures of the justice system to indict police officers for the deaths of African Americans Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City, scant mention was made on the issue until the end of President Obama’s speech.

Referring to the controversial deaths as “the events of Ferguson and New York,” President Obama asked people to see both sides of the issue.

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