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Obama to Hold Meetings Monday to Discuss Ferguson

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The president will also meet with young civil rights leaders to discuss the challenges posed by "mistrust between law enforcement and communities of color."

In this image made through a window of the Oval Office, President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah from his desk at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, ahead of his address to the nation tonight regarding Iraq and Islamic State group militants. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama will discuss on Monday the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others.

In this image made through a window of the Oval Office, President Barack Obama speaks on the phone to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah from his desk at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, ahead of his address to the nation tonight regarding Iraq and Islamic State group militants. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak Image source: AP/Charles Dharapak

The White House said Obama's Cabinet meeting will focus on his administration's review of federal programs that provide military-style equipment to law enforcement agencies.

The White House added that the president will also meet with young civil rights leaders to discuss the challenges posed by "mistrust between law enforcement and communities of color." He'll then meet with government and law enforcement officials, as well as other community leaders, to discuss how to strengthen neighborhoods.

Protests have continued in Ferguson, often violently and destructively, since last Monday's grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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