President Obama has now twice made remarks concerning the grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri. He first made remarks last night at the White House and again earlier this evening during a speech in Chicago concerning immigration.
On both occasions, Obama has spoken about having "more representative police forces". Last night he said, "That means working with law enforcement officials to make sure their ranks are representative of the communities they serve." This evening he said, "We know that when we have a police force that is representative of the communities its serving, that makes a difference."
I know President Obama likes to watch House of Cards. Does he ever watch The First 48?
For the past decade, The First 48 has aired on A&E. It is a behind the scenes look at how various police forces across the U.S. handle homicide investigations from the moment they are summoned to the scene. The term "the first 48" refers to how murders are less likely to be solved if they are not closed within the first 48 hours.