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NPR: Jason Johnson on President Obama at the Dallas Police Memorial

On Morning Edition on National Public Radio, The Root Politics Editor Jason Johnson discussed President Obama’s remarks at a memorial service for 5 fallen officers slain in Dallas.

Well, I have to say that he did have a choice. This was the memorial service for the five officers that were killed in Dallas. He didn’t have to mention Alton Sterling. He didn’t have to mention Philando Castile. The president’s decision to connect those two events was incredibly courageous on his behalf, to say, look, these events are connected, and the lives of all of these people lost in this overall civil rights conflict are worth mentioning in this environment.

Click here to listen to Jason Johnson on National Public Radio.