On Tuesday, Obama spoke in his hometown of Chicago to drum up support for his highly controversial executive amnesty. But before getting down to the nitty gritty, he took the time to acknowledge the grand jury verdict out of Ferguson which he said “upset a lot of people.”
“As I said last night, there are productive ways of responding,” said Obama. He noted that “burning buildings”and “torching cars” is a “destructive” way to express what protesters may be feeling, and said that there is “no excuse for it.”
“Criminal acts people should be prosecuted,” said Obama, before assuring the violent race rioters that “I want those people to know that their president is going to work with them.”
The President also revealed that he has “instructed Attorney General Eric Holder” to continue to pursue charges against Officer Darren Wilson. “The problem is not just a Ferguson problem, it is an American problem,” said Obama.