Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster
Justice Department interns posed tough questions to Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an event over the summer, newly published video shows. Sessions told one intern that “other places in the country” have different views regarding excessive use-of-force from police officers. He told another that marijuana is not a healthy substance.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was grilled by Justice Department interns over the summer about contentious issues like police violence and marijuana legalization, an internal video obtained by ABC News shows.
During the private event, one intern asked Sessions about Philando Castile and Michael Brown, two black men killed in recent years by police officers who were not convicted for the fatal shootings.
“I grew up in one of these communities,” the intern said. “I grew up in the projects to a single mother. And the people who we are afraid of are not necessarily our neighbors but the police.”
Sessions, appearing frustrated, replied, “Well, that may be the view in Berkeley, but it’s not the view in other places in the