Obama Speaks on Baton Rouge: ‘Attacks on Police Are an Attack on All of Us’

obamaPresident Obama spoke this afternoon on the police shooting in Baton Rouge this morning and said right at the outset, “Nothing justifies violence against law enforcement. Attacks on police are an attack on all of us and the rule of law.”

He recalled his memorial speech last week in Dallas and said that it’s the job of every American to reject the goal of the killers: making us “try to turn on each other.”

The president made a plea that in a time when we’re about to get “overheated” political rhetoric at both conventions, now is the time to “temper our words and open our hearts.”

“Only we,” Obama concluded, “can prove through words and through deeds that we will not be divided.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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