Image: Barack ObamaPresident Barack Obama joined the call for calm with word a Missouri grand jury considering whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown was close to making a decision.  “This is a country that allows everybody to express their views. Allows them to peacefully assemble, to protest actions that they think are unjust,” the President told ABC News in an interview excerpt broadcast on Friday. “But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we are.” Officer Darren Wilson plans to resign Attorney Gen. announces new guidelines Ferguson chief: ‘I can see this through’ The President’s comments came as the grand jury considers whether to bring charges against Wilson, who is in the final stages of negotiations with Ferguson city officials to resign, sources close to the talks told CNN. More