Former FBI Director James Comey is speaking out on the #BlackLivesMatter movement after a week of protests against the police killing of Eric Garner in New York City and his wife’s death in a Florida prison.
Comey said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he is not a “racist” and said that people have lost the ability to “control” themselves.
“What you’re seeing in the United States is the loss of control,” Comey told Stephanopoulos.
“People are losing control.
It’s a dangerous situation.”
In response to questions about his comments, Comey said that he does not have a problem with the protests and that he believes they are a symptom of “people’s loss of confidence in the police and in government.”
“You know, you’ve seen people who have lost their jobs, people who’ve lost their homes, you know, and so forth, you have to look at that as a symptom,” Comey said.
“But I think you have seen it more than anything else, the fact that they’re losing control, and that’s a symptom.
They’re not the problem.”
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