President Obama spoke – at last – about the madcap situation in Baltimore on Tuesday, but rather than telling protesters to go home, as analysts and peaceful residents alike wanted, he seemed to throw the police under the bus and fault them for the crisis and chaos that’s tearing through the city streets.
He said, in a televised statement: “We have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals, primarily African Americans, often poor, in ways that raise troubling questions. And it comes up it seems like once a week now, or every couple weeks. And so I think it’s understandable that, and more importantly moms and dads across the country, saying this is a crisis.”
|Republican U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul speaks to supporters during a campaign event at the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools in the Brooklyn borough of New York April 27, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid|