Black People : Obama gathering civil rights leaders for Ferguson discussions

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  1. RAPTOR

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    President Obama on Monday will focus on the relationship between local police
    departments and the communities they protect and serve in the wake of sometimes
    violent protests in Ferguson, Mo.

    Obama will meet with Cabinet members to discuss a review the president ordered in
    August of federal funding and programs that provide equipment to state and local law
    enforcement agencies, according to the White House.

    Law enforcement officials were criticized for their militarized response to protests in
    Ferguson after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael
    Brown. A grand jury last week refused to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in
    the case.

    After meeting with his Cabinet, Obama will gather young civil rights leaders to the Oval
    Office, the White House said. Topics for that discussion will include the mistrust between
    law enforcement and communities of color.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brief...ationship-between-law-enforcement-communities
     
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    RAPTOR Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hmmm...

    Maybe he will offer them coffee like kennedy did when he invited
    civil rights leaders to the oval office.
     
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    that meeting was the weakest most phony response i have yet seen from obama.
    pure photo opp. i was disappointed.
     
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    I like the brutha, but in truth I have to agree with yalls view that this is for show. These "leaders" will fall in line, all there has to be is the right number of zeros behind the dollar sign. The did it when it came to Sterling, and other things. This ground swell is due to the efforts of the people on the ground, and not with these folks that paly this political game themselves. IMO, it would be better to meet with the folks on the ground, and not with these suits that has their own agenda.

    Peace!
     
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    Or maybe a bucket of chicken.
     
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    Whatever it is, I know the talk will less than effective.

    Peace!
     
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