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FBI director confronts police, race relations: 'We are at a crossroads'
FBI director confronts police, race relations: 'We are at a crossroads'

Weighing in on the issue of police and race relations, FBI Director James B. Comey said Thursday that because patrol officers generally spend most of their time dealing with criminals, they may have a hard time believing that someone “could be innocent.” Comey, speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., noted that most police calls for service come from poor, minority communities. But black or white, he said, “criminal suspects routinely lie about their guilt, and the people we charge are overwhelmingly guilty. ... That makes it easy for folks in law enforcement to assume that everybody is lying and that no suspect, regardless of their race, could be...

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