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Milbank: Dana Milbank: On Ferguson, Obama is mostly thoughts and little action

After a week of Ferguson protests that have roiled the country, President Obama on Monday did what he generally does in times of crisis: He had a meeting.

Actually, he had three of them, all behind closed doors. He met with his Cabinet. He met with civil rights leaders. He met with law enforcement officials and community and faith leaders. And when all the chin-wags and palavers were done, Obama invited the cameras into the room and announced that he had decided . . . to talk some more. He created a task force to spend 90 days studying police “best practices.”

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After a week of Ferguson protests that have roiled the country, President Obama on Monday did what he generally does in times of crisis: He had a meeting.

Actually, he had three of them, all behind closed doors. He met with his Cabinet. He met with civil rights leaders. He met with law enforcement officials and community and faith leaders. And when all the chin-wags and palavers were done, Obama invited the cameras into the room and announced that he had decided . . . to talk some more. He created a task force to spend 90 days studying police “best practices.”

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