Obama: 'Heartened' To See Officers Protesting


Former President Barack Obama says he is "heartened" to see members of law enforcement participating in marches and gatherings with protestors. During a virtual town hall, he said they are vital to the solution of eliminating police brutality in America.

Obama urged lawmakers and every U.S. mayor to review community use of force policies. In addition, he called for every U.S. city should be involved in My Brother's Keeper, his initiative to expand opportunities for boys and young men of color.

In that regard, the former president said all people of color have simply witnessed too much violence. He emphasized their lives and dream matter. As for young people, Mr. Obama noted he is hopeful change will come because recent acts of violence and protests have united and motivated them.

Source: NPR