Obama: ‘We’ll Do a Better Job’ Protecting Police ‘if Our Communities Can Feel Confident That They Are Being Treated Fairly’
Via The Blaze:
President Barack Obama said Saturday night “we’ll do a better job” protecting police officers “if our communities can feel confident that they are being treated fairly.”
Obama’s remarks on the criminal justice system, specifically the need for a better relationship between police and citizens, drew a loud response at the annual Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner in Washington.
While Obama spent mic time praising the “uncommon bravery” of police, indicating the “vast majority do right thing,” he said equal emphasis needs to be placed on ensuring the law is applied fairly.
“This is not a new problem,” he said. “It’s just that in recent months, in recent years, suddenly folks have videos and body cameras and social media. And so it’s opened our eyes to these incidents.”