President Barack Obama, at a news conference Monday night, addressed the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown. The president reiterated Brown’s parents’ call for peaceful protests.
“We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make,” the president said. “There are Americans who agree with it, and there are Americans who are deeply upset, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction. But I join Michael’s parents in asking anyone who protests this decisiolon to do so peacefully.”