AWFUL. Obama: Some Police Departments Have “Fear of Folks Who Look Different” (Video)
Barack Obama blasted racist police departments in his interview with BET.
Obama, the first black president, said some police departments have fear of folks who look different.
He did not give any examples.
The New York Daily News reported:
“The vast majority of law enforcement officers are doing a really tough job, and most of them are doing it well and are trying to do the right thing,” Obama said during a one-on-one interview with BET Networks that aired Monday. “But a combination of bad training, in some cases, a combination in some cases of departments that really are not trying to root out biases, or tolerate sloppy police work; a combination in some cases of folks just not knowing any better, and in a lot of cases, subconscious fear of folks who look different — all of this contributes to a national problem that’s going to require a national solution.”
Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke offered a rebuttal.