“If I was to go out there and brutally murder someone and shoot them six times, ask yourself, would I be incarcerated? The answer is yes,” McSpadden said.
However, the teen’s grandfather had sharp words for President Obama, as well.
“America is built on people coming together at times like this, and now is the time for my President to step forward,” McSpadden said. “I want to say this to my President: I voted for you, so you ought to able to meet with me.”
The President has taken criticism from many directions for his response over Ferguson, or the lack thereof. The police union, the Fraternal Order of Police, has criticized Obama’s reaction to Ferguson. The President also took criticism for vacationing while Ferguson burned. Moreover, many of the protesters on the streets of Ferguson have been heard complaining of the President’s lack of attention to the situation on the ground.