"But he acknowledged that there is so far no data to back up his assertion…" https://t.co/ShhyMlv50H— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 23, 2015
Mr. Comey’s remarks caught officials by surprise at the Justice Department, where his views are not shared at the top levels. Holding the police accountable for civil rights violations has been a top priority at the department in recent years, and some senior officials do not believe that scrutiny of police officers has led to an increase in crime. While the department had no immediate comment on Friday, several officials privately fumed at Mr. Comey’s suggestion.Here's a speech he gave on Oct 15. It's worth listening to (it's just 6 minutes).
This is a thoughtful and intelligent guy. And most of his comments are far too liberal for the police world. I mean, check out what he said yesterday: Cops can learn from #blacklivesmatter. Shocking, I tell you. Shocking.
More people are being killed. And Comey is thinking. And he's saying we need more and better data. And yeah, maybe viral videos and political fall-out have an effect on policing. Uh, of course they have an effect on policing. So let's talk.
You can read the text of his more recent speech here.
As no great person ever said, "The clairvoyance of injustice is dogmatic in its complexity." (Thanks to @AyeRishPirate)