White House Holds 3 Meetings on Ferguson Today

Will address law enforcement equipment, civil rights
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2014 9:30 AM CST
White House Holds 3 Meetings on Ferguson Today
President Barack Obama speaks about the ongoing events is Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

As unrest over the shooting of Michael Brown continues, President Obama is scheduled to address the situation in Ferguson in three meetings today, Politico reports. All the meetings will also include Joe Biden, as per the White House schedule. First up is a Cabinet discussion of "federal programs and funding that provide equipment to the state and local enforcement agencies," the White House schedule says. That meeting will address the provision of military-grade equipment to police, the AP reports. Afterward, Obama will talk with young civil rights leaders. Finally, he'll meet with various elected officials, community leaders, and police "to discuss how communities and law enforcement can work together." (More President Obama stories.)

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