Oct 28

FBI director says “viral videos” intimidating police in US:

In two recent speeches in Chicago, FBI Director James Comey has asserted that police anxiety in “the era of viral videos” is partially responsible for a rise in violent crime in many big US cities.

At a University of Chicago Law School forum Friday night, Comey asked, “In today’s YouTube world, are officers reluctant to get out of their cars and do the work that controls violent crime?”

He added, “I spoke to officers privately in one big city precinct who described being surrounded by young people with mobile phone cameras held high, taunting them the moment they get out of their cars. They told me, ‘We feel like we’re under siege and we don’t feel much like getting out of our cars.’”

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One Response to “FBI director says “viral videos” intimidating police in US”

  1. john Says:

    They have a public job that is handled in public. Do it right and there will be no problem. Accountability. Responsibility. Do it wrong and pay like everybody else.

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