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Pres. Obama Makes Statement on Brown Death

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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(AURN) -- President Obama is speaking out on the death of an unarmed African American teenager at the hands of police. Read President Obama's statement HERE.

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton is calling on police to release the name of the officer who fatally shot an unarmed Missouri teenager. Sharpton is also pleading that protests remain peaceful. He appeared today at a St. Louis news conference with the family of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed Saturday while walking on a street near his home in Ferguson.

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Witnesses have said the officer was white and Brown was black. The shooting has led to looting, and clashes between police and protesters. The Ferguson police chief backed off plans earlier today to identify the officer because of death threats.


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