‘Sounding An Alarm’ — FBI Director Poo-Poos President’s Proposed Prison Reforms [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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During his Wednesday testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, FBI Director James Comey told Sen. [crscore]Jeff Sessions[/crscore] that we should be cautious in considering “criminal justice reform proposals.”

COMEY: Our world, with respect to violent crime, is a world that was hard to imagine twenty-five years ago, and a whole lot of hard work went into getting us historically peaceful America. A big part of that, I believe, was law enforcement’s work … What I was urging folks to do — I think Harry Truman said is “the only thing new is the history you don’t know” — is for folks to remember we used to be in a very different place … I wouldn’t want to do anything without understanding the history that lets us slide back to that place. And I was saying that in the context of a worrisome spike in homicide in over 30 of the nation’s top 50 cities that’s occurred this year. That’s hard to explain, but it’s very worrisome. And I was simply sounding an alarm … and it drives us to be even more thoughtful on how we change our criminal justice system

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