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Thread #161454   Message #3842489
Posted By: Greg F.
02-Mar-17 - 01:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Alternative Facts Thread
Subject: RE: BS: The Alternative Facts Thread
Trump - via Nathan Bedford Sessions - to Black folks: Screw You!

Mar 1, 2017

Attorney General Sessions announced a major policy change yesterday that will likely have broad and real consequences for people of color around the country. At a meeting of state attorneys general on Tuesday, Sessions said that the Justice Department would "pull back" on the federal scrutiny of police departments for civil rights violations against people of color. The new attorney general was dismissive of police perpetrated shootings

At a time when an alarming number of African Americans are dying in police custody, Sessions' speech served as evidence of a "further break" from the Obama-era Justice Department, which investigated several law enforcement departments and pressed reforms.