Obama took time out from his Martha's Vineyard vacation to remind the American people that he has instructed the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate the Michael Brown shooting in Missouri.
"I've already tasked the Department of Justice and the FBI to independently investigate the death of Michael Brown, along with local officials on the ground," Obama said. "The Department of Justice is also consulting with local authorities about ways that they can maintain public safety without restricting the right of peaceful protest and while avoiding unnecessary escalation. I made clear to the attorney general that we should do what is necessary to help determine exactly what happened and to see that justice is done."
It is unlikely the government will conclude an increasing number of deaths at the hands of police is directly attributable to the militarization of law enforcement.