Obama: Eric Holder headed to Ferguson for Michael Brown case
FBI Justice Department legitimate grievances brother's keeper substantial resources
The Attorney General is going to Ferguson, Missouri to check on the investigation into Michael Brown's shooting, Obama announced Monday.
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00:02 Justice Department has opened an independent. Federal civil rights investigation
00:07 into the death of Michael Brown. There on the ground and
00:11 along with the FBI they're devoted substantial resources to that investigation.
00:16 The attorney general himself will be traveling to Ferguson on Wednesday
00:19 to meet. We have the FBI agents and DOJ personnel conducting.
00:24 The federal criminal investigation. You'll also be meeting with other leaders
00:28 in the community support is so critical. To bring about peace
00:33 and home in -- Also be clear that our constitutional rights
00:37 to speak freely. To assemble and to report in the press
00:41 must be gradually sicker especially in moments like these. There's no
00:45 excuse for excessive force by police or any action that denies.
00:50 People the right protests peaceful. -- nation lost. Citizens who live
00:57 under them and for the citizens would force them. Into many
01:01 communities around the country. All. Of mistrust exists between local residents.
01:07 And law enforcement. Too many communities. Too many young men --
01:13 -- left behind and seen only as objects of fear. Through
01:17 initiatives like my brother's keeper I personally committed to changing --
01:21 perception. And reality we've got to make sure that we are
01:25 able to distinguish between. Peaceful protesters who. They have some legitimate
01:31 grievances. And may be longstanding grievances. And to those who. Are
01:38 using. This tragic death as an excuse to engage in criminal
01:43 -- and tossing Molotov cocktails or looting stores. And and that
01:49 is a case small minority of folks and they may not
01:52 even be residents of Ferguson. But they are damaging across the
01:57 united --