Obama weighs in on the recent Black shooting

President Obama has time and again stated how disheartened every time there is a police shooting.
By Aaron Sims | Aug 14, 2016
President Obama has time and again stated how disheartened every time there is a police shooting. He came out again with a statement that was more remorseful than angry. He spoke of how saying "Black lives matter" does not mean that "blue lives do not." He says that focusing on one does not mean you do not care about the other. He said at the moment the minorities are more likely to be shot, and that is why he was focusing on it.

He admitted that there was a problem in the police force. He did, however, state that the police put their lives on the line every day when they come to work, and that should not be taken for granted. Instead, the country should look for a way to offer police reforms and still keep the cops force motivated and not feel like they are the scapegoat of an imperfect system.

"When people say 'black lives matter,' it doesn't mean that blue lives don't matter," Obama said, referring to police officers. "But right now, the data show that black folks are more vulnerable to these kinds of incidents. There is a particular burden that is being placed on a group of our fellow citizens."

Obama is not the only one concerned with this trend. Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter to share his concerned and said that he was angry at the situation. Famous comedian Trevor Now of the Daily show used all his airtime to demonstrate the matter at length. He also shared very similar opinions to the president. That this was not Sophie's choice, that caring about one does not mean the other does not matter.


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