During an appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show this week, President Barack Obama took an opportunity to address the subject of Ferguson, Missouri, and the recent revelations from the DOJ on the entrenched racism that exists in it police department.
Obama started out saying that he was glad the police officers who were shot during a protest this week are going to be okay.
“I think that what had been happening in Ferguson was oppressive and objectionable, and was worthy of protest. But there was no excuse for criminal acts.”
“In the same way that you can’t generalize about police officers who do an extraordinarily tough job—overwhelmingly they do it professionally,” Obama said, “you can’t generalize about protestors who, it turns out, had some very legitimate grievances.”
Watch the video below, via Jimmy Kimmel Live: