President Obama has spoken out regarding the devastating law enforcement attack that killed three officers and injured three others in Baton Rouge on July 17. Read his statement about how ‘justice will be done’ right here.
In the wake of the deadly shooting that left three police officers dead in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on the morning of July 17, President Barack Obama has issued a statement regarding the horrific incident. As the second attack on officers this month, Obama, 54, made it clear that action is going to be taken in hopes of stopping these ruthless killings.
“I condemn, in the strongest sense of the word, the attack on law enforcement in Baton Rouge,” Obama said in his statement, according to People. “For the second time in two weeks, police officers who put their lives on the line for ours every day were doing their job when they were killed in a cowardly and reprehensible assault. These are attacks on public servants, on the rule of the law, and on civilized society, and they have to stop.”
In addition to offering support to public law enforcement across the country, Obama wrote that “justice will be done” after the most recent attack. He also stressed that there is “no justification” for violence against any type of law enforcement, referencing those who committed such awful crimes.
“These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one,” the President added. “They right no wrongs. They advance no causes.”
Authorities were able to capture and kill the Baton Rouge shooter, who was identified as 29-year-old Gavin Eugene Long, after his deadly killing spree. Along with the three cops Gavin murdered, three more cops remain in critical condition following the shooting. Even though it seems the scary scene in Baton Rouge is over, Obama wanted to remind Americans that it’s more important now than ever to come together.
“It is up to all of us to make sure we are part of the solution and not part of the problem. My fellow Americans, only we can prove, through words and through deeds, that we will not be divided. And we’re going to have to keep on doing it again and again and again,” he added. “That’s how this country gets united. That’s how we bring people of good will together. Only we can prove that we have the grace and the character and the common humanity to end this kind of senseless violence, to reduce fear and mistrust within the American family, to set an example for our children.”
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