I haven’t seen any links to this article floating around. Thought I’d post it.
There’s also a livestream of Obama’s statement of the situation at the end of the article.
Okay for those who missed Obama’s statement, he stated the excessive force used on peaceful protestors and arrests of journalists directly violated the 1st amendment. He’s also asking citizens to remain calm and peaceful, and not to return this violence to the police. He concluded with a statement about having all police reports about the situation go to him directly.
President Obama responds to rape statement (below) from Senate candidate Richard Mourdock:
“I struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize, life is a gift from god and even if life begins in the horrible situation of rape it is something god intended to happen.”