Attorney General Admits Policing Can Be Harsher Toward Communities Of Color
In response to months of widespread backlash against police violence involving African Americans,
Attorney General William Barr acknowledged that nonwhite communities are frequently policed differently than other communities.
“I do think it is a widespread phenomenon that African American males, in particular, are treated with extra suspicion and maybe not given the benefit of the doubt,” Barr said in an interview with ABC News. “I think it is wrong if people are not respected appropriately and given their due, and I think it’s something we have to address.”