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Christie: 'I'm Not Going to Get Into This Business of Generalizing Against Law Enforcement'

12:48 PM, Aug 18, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Possible 2016 presidential candidate Chris Christie refused speak out against the police in Ferguson, Missouri, following the ongoing unrest there.

A reporter "asked Gov. Chris Christie on Friday if he thought there was a general problem in this country with the way police deal with young African American men and teenagers."

Christie responded,"Listen I think it's very dangerous to make generalizations about anybody like that, Matt. We have millions of dedicated men and women who are police officers across this country, who work in grave danger every day, who try to make sure they protect innocent people across the country.

"So I'm not going to get into this game of generalizing and characterizing people in that way. Everybody should be judged on their merits. Whatever happened in Ferguson, we have a justice system in this country that will be able to make that judgement and if there are people who need to be held accountable I'm confident they will be. But I'm not going to get into this business of generalizing against law enforcement officers. It's not right."

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