Obama: In America, 'Police Should Not Be Bullying or Arresting Journalists'

August 14, 2014 | 2:23 PM EDT

In a press conference Thursday, President Barack Obama commented on the fallout of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Mo., police, saying there was "no excuse for violence against police," the use of "excessive force against peaceful protests" or for police to bully or arrest journalists "just trying to do their jobs."