Speaker John Boehner Calls Tension Between Blacks and Law Enforcement ‘a National Crisis’


Speaker John Boehner said he believes there is a national crisis over the relationship between blacks and law enforcement in an interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”

“I do,” he said when “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked him about whether a crisis exists.

“I think that if you look at what’s happened in the course of the last year, you just have to scratch your head.”

Boehner added that the fact that six officers are facing charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in a police van, is troubling.

“Public servants should not violate the law. If these charges are true, it’s outrageous and it’s unacceptable,” he said.

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Source: The Hill | Ben Kamisar