President Obama Calls for Progress on Police Reform in First Live Address After George Floyd’s Murder

President Obama Calls for Progress on Police Reform in First Live Address After George Floyd’s Murder
“Although all of us have been feeling pain, uncertainty, disruption, some folks have been feeling it more than others,” President Barack Obama said in his town hall address Wednesday afternoon.

Obama joined several local and national leaders in the police reform movement via a live Zoom conference to discuss the ongoing nationwide protests regarding last week’s killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer in Minnesota. Obama empathized with the families of several black Americans who were killed by police officers in recent weeks and said that he was committed to combatting institutional racism in the United States.

“Most of all, the pain that’s been experienced by the families of George, Brianna, Ahmad, Tony, and Sean, and too many others to mention. To those families who have been directly affected by tragedy, please know that Michelle and I — and the nation — grieve with
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