In an exclusive interview, Attorney General William Barr, broadly defended the actions of police, saying shootings of Black Americans often were not racially motivated and were not as common as public demonstrations have made them seem.
Barr said, “I don’t think there are two justice systems. The situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. I think the narrative that the police are in some epidemic of shooting unarmed black men is simply a false narrative and also the narrative that is based on race.”
Barr also said, ” I think there are some situations where statistics would suggest that they are treated differently. But I don’t think that, that is necessarily racism.”
Barr added, “Did not Jesse Jackson say that when he looks behind him and he sees a group of young Black males walking around him, he is more scared than when he sees a group of white youths walking behind him. Does that make him a racist?”
Jackson said, that he had been talking about the young man, who killed his relative. If he comes behind me, I would be afraid.”
Jackson’s family lived in a drug-infested neighborhood, where a family member’s son was killed right in front of my house, killed right in front of my wife, a drug thing.
Jackson said, what Mr. Barr said is the opposite about what I meant about crime. “I would love to have a conversation with William Barr.”
Barr and Trump have regularly blamed much of the violence on the left-wing anarchist movement, and Barr has created a task force to study the group’s infrastructure, but prosecutors have not specifically tied charges to the movement.
Barr also addressed Trump’s assertion of thugs intimidating a passenger on a plane, when asked about Antifa, a left-wing group the Justice Department has claimed stirs protests toward violence.
Barr also said, that neither former President Barack Obama nor former Vice President Joe Biden were under investigation.
Barr has been near the center of a political storm around civil unrest, especially in Wisconsin and Oregon, in recent weeks where civil rights protests over police killings of Black Americans have at times turned violent.