Barack Obama’s term as president is nearing it’s end so with that he’s addressing a couple issues as he’s gearing up to step down. He recently did just that when addressing law enforcement officials and offered his support to the black lives matter movement.
USA Today reported that while President Obama spoke at a criminal justice panel, he boldly told officers that it’s crucial that officers take the claims and concerns of the black community serious.
“The African-American community is not just making this up,” he said. “It’s not something that’s just being politicized. It’s real. We as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this seriously.”
He would later address the “All lives matter” slogan, saying that the stance was a no brainer.
“I think everybody understands all lives matter,” he said. “Everybody wants strong, effective law enforcement. Everybody wants their kids to be safe when they’re walking to school. Nobody wants to see police officers who are doing their job, fairly, hurt.”
Obama dropped plenty of gems during the discussion, head over to USA Today to view the whole thing.