A day after Chicago police officials released graphic video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down by a Chicago police officer, President Barack Obama took to Facebook express concern.

Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. This Thanksgiving, I ask everybody to keep those who’ve suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayers, and to be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our communities with honor. And I’m personally grateful to the people of my hometown for keeping protests peaceful.

Chicago is Obama’s adopted home. First Lady Michelle Obama is a Chicago native and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, were both born in the city, which has been racked by violence in recent years.

The post, which went out about 7 p.m. ET, garnered 18,000 likes and 1.6k shares. Needless to say, most commenters agreed with Obama.

President Obama, I agree,” wrote Nita Thomas Dye. “This Thanksgiving I will be praying for our troops and our citizens to be safe and peaceful. I support you, sir. I hope you and the family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!”

I am former Law Enforcement,” wrote Terrence Parker. “It’s hard to be thankful to those who are taking our lives. I don’t even trust something that I use to be. There’s no excuse for all this outrage from law enforcement. They are there to serve & protect. That’s not being done.”

See the post here.

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5 thoughts on “‘I Was Deeply Disturbed’ – President Obama On Laquan McDonald Shooting

  1. Lou jones on said:

    You white racists are the scum of the earth . If it were your family member being shot down , you wouldn’t like it . Idiots

  2. Racist. He’s not disturbed by the murder of a pregnant pastor’s wife but is by the shooting of a PCP fueled 17 yo holding a knife. I believe the cop overreacted and should be held accountable. I thought Obama was the President of all America?

    • He wasn’t disturbed when a 9 year was executed in an alley in his home city?? I voted for Obama but now I want the dems OUT!! The war on police has ended Hillary’s glorious run to the WH she’s plotted when she decided to stay with a wh@@@! All the families of these criminals getting rich when these bums would have NEVER earned this amount of money LEGALLY!

  3. GOD has been left out of so many things going on,& it’s so sad.May GOD BLESS you and your family OBAMA! Its so many things going on that have been swept under the rug,that needs to come out. And what’s so sad it comes from many that’s grownier than many people will think. But it’s called lack of CHRIST.

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