Why Bipartisan Support For Policing Reform May Be In Danger
FBI Director James Comey contradicted President Obama's narrative on policing, which raised concerns that reform might be jeopardized.By Sebastian Martinez | November 1, 2015
"In today's YouTube world, are officers reluctant to get out of their cars and do the work that controls violent crime?" FBI Director James Comey asked during a talk at the University of Chicago.
FBI Director James Comey is pitting himself against President Obama on the so-called "Ferguson effect," and it could threaten bipartisan support for policing reform as presidential candidates take up the issue.
"I've been told about a senior police leader in this country who urged his force to, 'Remember that our political leadership has no tolerance for any of you being involved in the next viral video,'" Comey said.