In a press conference today, President Obama said, "all Americans should be troubled" in response to the fatal police shootings of two black men, Philando Castile (Baton Rouge, LA) and Alton Sterling (Falcon Heights, MN) this week. Obama went on to call these tragic incidents "symptomatic of a broader set of racial disparities that exist in our criminal justice system."
"When incidents like this occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if, because of the color of their skin, they are not being treated the same. And that hurts. That should trouble all of us."