“This is not a new problem. It’s just that in recent months, in recent years, suddenly folks have videos and body cameras and social media. And so it’s opened our eyes to these incidents.
"There is no contradiction between us caring about our law enforcement officers and also making sure that our laws are applied fairly.
“Do not make this as an either-or proposition. This is a both-and proposition.
"We want to protect our police officers — we’ll do a better job doing it if our communities can feel confident that they are being treated fairly.
"Hope I’m making that clear. Hope I’m making that clear," President Obama said.
The relevant portion of President Obama's remarks begin just after the 54:45 mark:
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