Happening Now: Following the police-involved shooting of Daunte Wright in a community outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, former President Barack Obama has decided the country needs to hear his thoughts on policing and police reform.
Just moments ago, Obama issued the statement we’ve republished below.
Please read Obama’s statement below and share your thoughts in the comment section. Do you think it’s important to hear from former presidents during times of national crisis and/or strife? Or, do you believe former presidents should remain silent once they are out of office?
Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police. It’s important to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but this is also a reminder of just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in this country. pic.twitter.com/sgcbRjlApr— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 13, 2021