PolitiFact annotates Barack Obama’s statement on shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile

Despite being in Warsaw, Poland, for a meeting of the NATO military alliance, President Barack Obama offered two urgent statements late Thursday and early Friday on tragedies back home. The first statement mourned the officer-involved deaths of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile, in Falcon Heights, Minn. The deaths of two African-American men at the hands of police officers revived concerns about a string of high-profile deaths since a similar incident in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. The second statement mourned the killing of at least five police officers and the shooting of seven others in Dallas. In … >>More
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