- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 21, 2014

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told reporters Wednesday that he is “sick of unarmed, black men being shot by police,” referring to the ongoing crisis in Ferguson, Missouri, where a black teenager was fatally shot by a white police officer.

“I’m sick of it,” Mr. Patrick said. “I’m sick of unarmed, black men being shot by police. I’m sick of the lawlessness on the streets. I think everyone is just tied. When are we going to get through with this kind of thing.”

The Democratic governor, who is possibly considering a 2016 presidential run, told a local Fox affiliate in Boston that he is hopeful that Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to Ferguson will speed up the investigation.

Mr. Patrick also told the station that there has been progress with race relations in the U.S. But said there is still a long way to go.

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