FBI Director: Cops Have Racial Biases

In a speech Thursday at Georgetown University, FBI Director James B. Comey said there is a “disconnect between police agencies and the communities they serve, predominantly in communities of color.” Comey cited research that shows people living in a mostly white society unconsciously react differently to blacks and that police in areas where mostly nonwhites commit crimes can “develop mental shortcuts.” He also argued that Americans, “especially we who are part of the majority,” must “confront the truth…as a country we must also confront the truth in ourselves,” and called for better record-keeping within police departments of shootings and police incidents.