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"We all feel it from a family perspective" - NYC Mayor on Ferguson unrest

Monday, December 01, 2014 - 00:41

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio says leaders must ensure safety and justice for young people after White House meeting with President Obama on Ferguson unrest. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) New York Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke in personal terms about the reaction felt across the country to a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed teen. The shooting incident, and the grand jury's decision sparked civil unrest and demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri and in city's across the country. "We have seen pain from families in each one of our cities. We see the pain in Ferguson right now. We all feel it from a family perspective, what it means that people have to wonder if their child will come home at night. The President referred to when he met my son, Dante. Well, I can tell you that I think every night about my son - making sure that he comes home safely. So many people across this country feel the same thing. We have to ensure that all our children are safe and living in justice. That's what this meeting is about, and there was tremendous resolve to ensure that that happens," Mayor de Blasio said, speaking outside of the White House.

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"We all feel it from a family perspective" - NYC Mayor on Ferguson unrest

Monday, December 01, 2014 - 00:41