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Obama calls on police to build trust with black communities
Obama calls on police to build trust with black communities

Police departments have a lot of work to do to build trust with the African American communities they serve, President Obama said in an interview that aired Wednesday, but remarked that officers in Baltimore showed appropriate restraint in recent days. Obama condemned the violence of the city's rioters, whom he called "criminals and thugs" in a news conference at the White House on Tuesday, the same day he recorded the interview with radio and TV host Steve Harvey. In speaking to Harvey, Obama also urged law enforcement officials everywhere to "hold people accountable" when police officers do something wrong. Riots erupted in Baltimore on Monday after the...

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