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Feel the Bern!
Bernie Sanders joined Jake Tapper on CNN’s State of the Union this morning.
Sanders accused police of dragging unarmed black people from cars and shooting them.
But Bernie supports the police.
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National Review has the transcript:
TAPPER: Has the rhetoric gotten too hot?
SANDERS: Well, this is what I think. Obviously, it is an outrage that this police officer was basically assassinated. Other police officers have been killed. I worked with police officers when I was mayor of the city of Burlington. They have a very, very difficult job. And we need to make sure that we have the best-trained, best-paid police departments in the world. And, as president, I would help bring that about, community policing and so forth.
On the other hand, what we also have to understand, it is not acceptable in this country when unarmed black people get dragged out of cars or get shot. That is happening too often. So, in my view, we need major reforms of our criminal justice system, which, by the way, Jake, means that our police officers are better paid, are better trained, and we end this absurdity in America of having more people in jail than any other major country on earth, including China.