*(Via The Detroit News) – President Barack Obama said Tuesday the anger and frustration of minority communities in dealing with law enforcement are no excuse for the violence and destruction of property that erupted in Missouri the night before.
Obama spoke in Chicago a day after a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Ferguson.
The president said burning cars and buildings won’t result in fairer enforcement of laws or diminish discrimination. He said destructive actions are criminal acts and those responsible should be prosecuted. “I have no sympathy at all,” he said.
Instead, he said the anger over the decision in the case involving officer Darren Wilson and 18-year-old Michael Brown should be directed into political action to change the system.
“The frustrations that we’ve seen are not just about a particular incident,” Obama said before giving a speech about immigration. “They have deep roots.”
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