Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

12/5/14 Address

You said in a news conference that the actions of the police was racist and I am upset with that. I have supported you up until this point. You must also think the 2 grand jury's are also predigous. Your statement is an outrageous. You seem to support their criminal acts including resisting arrest.Your actions do not support our police or our communities. I feel let down and disappointed. I also don't agree with the NYC grand jury's decision. There is evidence of excessive force. I do not understand the decision based on the video made public. I have always known our police and justice system are corrupt. I haven't heard anything from your office on sentencing and how it varies in states. When people are sentence unfairly or wrongly altogether your office sits quiet. Most of those people who have served time and later released because they have been found innocent have received no compensation. I don't hear you speaking out about any of that. But riots bring you out? Should those other situation warrant protest and riots? You had my respect up until this point I am so disappointed.

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