“Can we make a quick U-Turn? I want to jump out and thank those people,” said Attorney General William Barr after spotting a group of people in front of a police precinct who were showing their support for the police not protesting their existence.
So Barr told his security team to turn the car around and he got out to personally thank the group for standing up to the hysteria of the moment and showing the police some respect.
Look, we all know we fix some issues but that can’t come at the expense of entire departments. We need the police, for all their flaws, to make sure we have order not chaos. They have a dangerous and thankless job and it was a classy move for Barr to personally thank these people.
Attorney General William Barr stopped to thank a group rallying in support of the police in front of a police precinct in Virginia, according to a video captured by Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec.
The video shows Barr walking around and thanking the supporters, who are holding signs that say, “Back the Blue” — a slogan that stands for support for the police.
The moment happened when Barr had been riding with his FBI detail when he spotted them and asked them to stop so he could thank them, according to Kupec.
“That time you’re driving in Virginia and the Attorney General spots a group of people in front of a police precinct showing their support for the police,” Kupec tweeted.
“AG to FBI Detail: ‘Can we make a quick U-Turn? I want to jump out and thank those people,’” she added.
Police have been demonized in the days following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for about eight minutes.
That time you’re driving in Virginia and the Attorney General spots a group of people in front of a police precinct showing their support for the police.
AG to FBI Detail: “Can we make a quick U-Turn? I want to jump out and thank those people.”
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— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) August 7, 2020