White House weighs in on Charlotte unrest: Protesters have ‘legitimate’ complaints

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White House weighs in on Charlotte unrest: Protesters have ‘legitimate’ complaints
Washington Times ^ | 9/22/16 | Dave Boyer

Posted on 9/22/2016, 3:14:24 PM by Nachum

The White House said Thursday that protesters angered by the fatal police shooting of a black man in Charlotte, North Carolina, are raising “legitimate” concerns about racial disparities in the criminal-justice system. “Those are difficult questions that must be confronted,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “They cannot be ignored.” After a second night of rioting and confrontations with police in Charlotte, President Obama spoke by phone Thursday with North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to receive an update on the situation. Mr. Earnest said the president wants authorities to ensure the safety of protesters.

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