Posted on December 4, 2014

Obama Cites ‘Deep Unfairness’ in How Laws Are Enforced

Jennifer Epstein, Politico, December 4, 2014

President Barack Obama reasserted his commitment Thursday to improving relations between law enforcement agencies and the people they police, alluding to the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

“Unfortunately in recent days,” there have been reminders of the “deep unfairness when it comes to the gap between our professed ideals and how laws are applied on a day-to-day basis,” Obama said.


Obama said he intends to take more steps on policing with de Blasio and others in the coming months, but that there are also broader concerns about education and social justice that must be examined.