Top Stories

President Obama Addresses Country After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

President Obama Addresses Country After Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

President Obama makes a statement after the grand jury made a decision on whether to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown.

“Either way it was going to be the subject of intense disagreement,” the 53-year-old president shared during his speech to the country. “We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make.” Watch the video below!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of President Obama

He added, “There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed – even angry. It’s an understandable reaction.”

He continued, “We have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the past several decades. I have witnessed that in my own life, and to deny that progress, I think is to deny America’s capacity for change. But what is also true is that there are still problems – and communities of color aren’t just making these problems up. Separating that from this particular decision, there are issues in which the law too often feels as if it is being applied in a discriminatory fashion.”

In case you missed the big news, Darren was not charged for killing Michael in August.

Just Jared on Facebook
Photos: Getty
Posted to: Barack Obama, Darren Wilson, Michael Brown

JJ Links Around The Web

  • George Lopez got into a fight with a Trump supporter at Hooters - TMZ
  • This singer is taking a break from social media - Just Jared Jr
  • Busy Philipps is spilling set secrets from Dawson's Creek - TooFab
  • This comedian is coming to Daniel Craig's aid - Lainey Gossip
  • Little Mix just released the track list for their upcoming album - Just Jared Jr
  • Taylor Swift isn't secretly engaged - Gossip Cop
  • Sandy McFarlane

    His speech was extremely disappointing to be honest. He talked a lot but didn’t really SAY very much….

  • Rip Michael Brown :.(

    I agree entirely. He didn’t want it to backfire on him and have one side oppose him.

  • forrest gump

    being President isn’t an easy job by far.
    ……………..he is turning grey now.

  • Sprite

    Women should be allowed to walk the streets without fear of attack. Children should not have to see men behaving obnoxiously in public. Sure the life of ‘Riley’, but I care – God bless America and the rest of the world !!

  • emmafabulous

    You mean being EMPEROR OBAMA

  • emmafabulous

    You should not tried to take a cop gun away from the cop in a cop car.

  • politicallyincorrect

    This after he told the rioters (not protestors) last week to “stay the course” and then claims we are “nation of laws” after granting amnesty after having declared 22 times he had no authority to do so…which he didn’t. He’s an anti American agitator/hater as are the celebs who support him. Speaking of which…..where’s Clooney? Where’s Waldo?

  • politicallyincorrect

    Because he told the rioters to “stay the course” last week right around the time Sharpton released days, times, and locations for riots in major cities because they knew what the autopsy report showed. They knew there would be no indictment but make their living on race hate.

  • politicallyincorrect

    203 rounds of golf with celebs. Can’t be that bad.