Attorney General Bill Barr on Wednesday denied that systemic racism was a factor in the police shooting of unarmed black men amid months of national protests against racial injustice and police brutality, NBC News reports.
"I believe there seems to be a phenomenon in the country where African Americans feel like they are being treated when they are frequently stopped as suspects by the police before they are treated as citizens," Barr told CNN in a Interview on Wednesday. "I don't think this necessarily reflects any deeply ingrained racism in police departments or in most police officers … I think people work on stereotypes a lot and I think law enforcement needs to take extra precautions to achieve this . " Sure, we don't reduce people to stereotypes, we treat them as individuals. "
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