Obama: "My thoughts are with the police officers who were injured in last night's disturbances. ... My hope is that they can heal and get back to work as soon as possible."
Obama: "There's no excuse for the kind of violence we saw yesterday. It's counterproductive. ... They're not protesting, they're not making a statement. They're stealing. ... And they're destroying and undermining businesses and opportunities in their own communities that rob jobs ... of people in that area."
Obama: It's a handful of people taking advantage of the situation for their own purposes, and they should be treated as criminals.