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Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed questions from interns during a U.S. Department of Justice event this summer. A newly released video captures some of the best moments.
“You support pretty harsh policies for marijuana and pretty lax gun control laws,” begins one intern's question. Since guns kill more people than marijuana, why lax laws on one and harsh laws on the other?
Sessions stated the obvious, noting it's an apples to oranges comparison and referencing the Second Amendment, “You're aware of that?” he quipped.
The newly released internal Justice Department video shows a less-guarded Sessions candidly address the interns' questions.
He also addressed a statement about how Americans in “the projects” don't fear their neighbors but fear the police: “Well, that may be the view in Berkeley, but it's not the view of most places in the country.”
There has been a recent surge in crime rates in big cities such as Baltimore, Nashville, Tulsa and Little Rock, according to the Daily Caller. Some research studying the surge in crime, almost exclusively in black neighborhoods, has been referred to as the “Ferguson effect.”
“The Ferguson effect is there where the Black Lives Matter narrative about racist, homicidal cops has produced virulent hostility in the streets and where officers are reluctant to engage in the proactive enforcement that politicians and the media relentlessly denounce as racist” writes Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute, according to the Daily Caller.
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