National Guard troops deployed to head off further rioting in Baltimore on Tuesday as President Barack Obama warned that recent incidents "raise troubling questions" about the policing of black communities. Violence and looting erupted in Baltimore on Monday after the funeral of 25-year-old African American man Freddie Gray, who died after suffering severe spinal injuries during a police arrest. "Since Ferguson... we have seen too many instances of what appears to be police officers interacting with individuals -- primarily African American, often poor -- in ways that raise troubling questions," he said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As National Guard troops responded to rioting in Baltimore, President Barack Obama said Tuesday there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens across American in what he called "a slow-rolling crisis." But he said there was no excuse for rioters to engage in senseless violence.