Mike Pence believes all the talk about bias and racism in police departments across the country gives cops a bad rap and it’s too unnecessarily divisive.
Pence participated in a roundtable with pastors at a church in Colorado today and said, “Trump and I believe there’s been far too much talk about institutional bias and racism within law enforcement.”
According to Politico, Pence defended police departments from the “rhetoric of division” while making it clear that after high-profile shootings, what’s important is speaking with compassion and making sure “justice will be served and that high standards will be upheld.”
He went on to say, “Police officers are human beings. And in difficult and life-threatening situations, mistakes are made and people have to be held to strict account, but we both believe that it’s important that we have a president who, as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States, stands behind the men and women who serve in law enforcement.”
Pence yesterday called it “offensive” to discuss police bias.
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