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Ferguson Police Chief apologizes to Brown family, protestors

August 9, 2014.

That is the day Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown.

It is now September 25, 2014.

This is when Chief Thomas Jackson would like to let you know that he’s sorry.

According to CNN, he apologized for a few things.

First, for Michael Brown’s dead body being kept in the middle of the street for four hours:

“I’m truly sorry for the loss of your son. I’m also sorry that it took so long to remove Michael from the street,” he said during his video statement.

Investigators were doing “important work” trying to uncover the truth and collect evidence during those four hours, Jackson said, but “it was just too long, and I’m truly sorry for that.”

“Please know that the investigating officers meant no disrespect to the Brown family, to the African-American community or the people (in the neighborhood where Brown was shot). They were simply trying to do their jobs,” Jackson said.

While acknowledging the fact that the majority of the protesters were peaceful, he also states that there were some that were not.  However, he apologizes to those who were peacefully protesting.

“The right of the people to peacefully assemble is what the police are here to protect. If anyone who was peacefully exercising that right is upset and angry, I feel responsible and I’m sorry,” he said.

He also acknowledged that the incident has sparked a larger conversation about societal issues, and he expressed interest in being part of the discussion.

“Overnight I went from being a small-town police chief to being part of a conversation about racism, equality and the role of policing in that conversation. As chief of police, I want to be part of that conversation. I also want to be part of the solution,” he said.

He emphasized that “the city belongs to all of us” and conceded that Ferguson and the surrounding areas have “much work to do.”

Oh. And just in case that doesn’t cover it all, he’s sorry for all of his mistakes:

“For any mistakes I’ve made, I take full responsibility. It’s an honor to serve the city of Ferguson and the people who live there. I look forward to working with you in the future to solve our problems, and once again, I deeply apologize to the Brown family,” he said.

I guess he’s just gonna ignore that whole, “I was trying to make Michael Brown look like a monster so I released a video that has nothing to do with the shooting and then lied about why I did it” situation, huh? No apology for that?

Oh.

Well how about this?

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That was THIS WEEK.

No apology for that?

No?

Oh.

Okay.

But check this out. You can actually keep your apology and arrest Darren Wilson tho.  That would be great.

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