Obama Discusses Ferguson Protests In Personal Terms

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President Barack Obama on Monday defended his response to protests against police injustice and framed the relationship between law enforcement and communities of color as an issue that’s personal for him.
Obama said stories of being unfairly stopped by police that he heard during a recent meeting with activists from Ferguson, Missouri, reminded him of his own experiences.
“My mind went back to what it was like for me when I was 17, 18, 20,” Obama said during an interview with BET that aired Monday night.
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