President Barack Obama is using the Ferguson uproar to call for a rewrite of federal criminal laws.
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He gave a short statement from the White House’s press podium shortly after the news broke that the police officer who shot a young black man in an August scuffle in Ferguson, Mo., would not be charged with any crime.

“We need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to the broader problems that we still face as a nation,” he said, even as the TV screens showed young men challenging police and smashing police cars.

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