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Obama Pens Open Letter to Police: 'We Have Your Backs'

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By    |   Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 09:13 AM

President Barack Obama wrote an open letter to the nation's law enforcement community on Facebook, encouraging them, thanking them for their "courageous service" and ending it by writing, "We have your backs."

In the wake of police massacres in Dallas and Baton Rouge, Obama reaffirmed this reminder, one that must be chilling to the families of eight murdered officers in those cities.

"And at the end of the day, you have a right to go home to your family, just like anybody else."

Obama has a tenuous relationship with police, as president having to comment on the many shooting deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police, most recently in Baton Rouge and Minnesota and dating back to Ferguson, Missouri.

"Some are trying to use this moment to divide police and the communities you serve," Obama wrote. "I reject those efforts, for they do not reflect the reality of our Nation. … As we bind up our wounds, we must come together to ensure that those who try to divide us do not succeed."

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President Barack Obama wrote an open letter to the nation's law enforcement community on Facebook, encouraging them, thanking them for their "courageous service" and ending it by writing: "We have your backs."
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