With the entire country on edge after the dash-cam video footage detailing the disturbing encounter between 17-year-old Laquan McDonald and officer Jason Van Dyke was released, President Obama released a statement to admit he was “deeply disturbed” after seeing the video, but thanked residents of Chicago remaining calm during this time.

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The nearly six-minute video, which shows the 37 year old white officer fatally shoot teenager Laquan McDonald, 16 times stirred up peaceful protests in Chicago at the request of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy. President Obama praised the residents of his hometown for remaining calm during this sensitive time.

He posted on his Facebook page;

Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. This Thanksgiving, I ask everybody to keep those who’ve suffered tragic loss in our thoughts and prayers, and to be thankful for the overwhelming majority of men and women in uniform who protect our communities with honor. And I’m personally grateful to the people of my hometown for keeping protests peaceful.

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