Perhaps the biggest problem with the reaction of President Obama and his attorney general, Eric Holder, to the grand jury verdict in Ferguson is their non-support for the difficult work of the grand jury. That and their support for the mistaken proposition that the administration of justice is unfair, biased, and prejudiced towards “communities of color”
undermine our criminal justice system.
On November 25, Obama said that the “grand jury made a decision yesterday that upset a lot of people.” He had no words of praise for members of the grand jury, both black and white, for engaging in their civic duty
in the face of mob violence, threats, and media scapegoating — a media that was pushing an incorrect story about what happened without reviewing the extensive evidence in the case.
As Quin Hillyer has pointed out, the president also should have told the American people that “this jury’s exhaustive weighing of the evidence was admirable.” ...
But the president did none of that. Instead, he added more fuel to the fire of the false claim that racial bias was at the root of what happened
What Obama and Holder Should Have Said About Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict