Watch President Obama’s Statement On The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile

“All of us as Americans should be troubled by these shootings.”

Following the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of Baton Rouge and Falcon Heights, Minnesota police, President Obama addressed the American people in a statement that was livestreamed on the White House's YouTube Channel. In the statement, Obama quoted statistics relating to systemic racism, outlined necessary changes in policing strategies, and addressed the #AllLivesMatter ideological stance.

President Obama also released a written statement today on Facebook, addressing the deaths of Sterling and Castile. "All Americans should recognize the anger, frustration, and grief that so many Americans are feeling -- feelings that are being expressed in peaceful protests and vigils," the president wrote. "Rather than fall into a predictable pattern of division and political posturing, let's reflect on what we can do better."

July 07, 2016
Watch President Obama’s Statement On The Deaths Of Alton Sterling And Philando Castile