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Obama Issues Statement on Baton Rouge: Attacks on Law Enforcement ‘Have to Stop’

Barack ObamaPresident Obama has just issued a statement on the Baton Rouge police shooting today again declaring “there is no justification for violence against law enforcement.”

“For the second time in two weeks,” the president said, “police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop.”

It was only days ago that the president spoke at the memorial for the slain Dallas officers and talked about the need to bridge the divide between communities and the police.

Baton Rouge was one of those communities, after the death of Alton Sterling set off nationwide protests and debate about the shootings of black men by police officers.

You can read the whole thing here:

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