Editor's note: President Obama's remarks tonight on the high-profile deaths of unarmed black men by police were his first comments that directly referred to racial civil rights in a State of the Union speech since 2010, the Washington Post reports. - Stephanie
President Obama: 'We may have different takes on the events of Ferguson and New York. But surely we can understand a father who fears his son can't walk home without being harassed. Surely we can understand the wife who won't rest until the police officer she married walks through the front door at the end of his shift'
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St. Louis County, Mo., police are searching for more than 2 dozen suspects who looted a gas station near Ferguson following a grand jury's decision in November not to indict an officer in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown - @NBCNews
A member of the grand jury that declined to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown is asking a federal court to remove a lifetime order that prevents jurors from discussing the case - @AP
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed on Aug. 9, 2014 by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis. Brown's death prompted weeks of demonstrations and a response from the police that include tear gas and rubber bullets.
On Nov. 24, 2014, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced a grand jury chose not to indict Wilson. - New York Times