[Ed. – Whatever, dude.]
[A] president, said the likely 2016 Republican candidate, could do more to address rising anger toward police in poor neighborhoods. “I think we need, as a nation, to have a conversation about why is it that we’re creating these big pockets of poverty,” he said.
Speaking shortly after charges were announced in Freddie Gray’s death in Baltimore, Bush said “the process works, and it will go forward from here on out. People are innocent until proven guilty.”
At the same time, Bush stressed that in any time of disaffection, the first responsibility is to make sure the rule of law applies. There are “ways to protest peacefully, but when you cross the line and you start doing damage to property and harming people, innocent people, that’s a problem. ” …
On poverty, Bush said better education, help for small businesses in poor neighborhoods and a focus on “committed family life as an organizing principle” are part of the remedy, not another “war on poverty” by the federal government as was launched in the 1960s.