The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately.
It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."
The president said there must be a distinction between young people "doing stupid things" and violent criminals.
"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"
Before the march, participants gathered to make a "peace pledge," writing the name of a loved one lost to violence, or a message of peace, on a red felt heart.
The Don't Shoot Coalition condemned what it says is the retaliatory arrest of Rasheen Aldridge, a youth leader and member of the Ferguson Commission.
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act,, which has provided funding for services to youth experiencing homelessness across the nation.
Pulling together, volunteering and pitching in when city leaders seemed unable or unwilling to - just added to the unity building during a time of profound crisis.
Each had attended multiple demonstrations and strategizing meetings, protected protesters and property from police violence or acts of looting and led marches up and down the street.