Law Enforcement and the Lessons of the Holocaust04/16/2015
Mollie Halpern: As Holocaust Remembrance Days are observed worldwide, FBI Director James Comey speaks out about the FBI’s role in preventing and protecting Americans from crimes based on hatred, prejudice, and bigotry.
James Comey: Our obligation is to refuse to let bad win, to refuse to let evil hold the field.
Halpern: Speaking before Holocaust survivors, their families, and others at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum National Tribute Dinner, Director Comey explained why all new FBI special agents and intelligence analysts are required to visit the museum. First, he wants FBI employees to understand the consequences of the abuse of authority. Second...
Comey: I believe that the Holocaust is the most significant event in human history. It was the most horrific display in world history of inhumanity. But I also believe it was also the most horrific display in world history of our humanity—of our capacity for evil and for moral surrender.
Halpern: This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the death and concentration camps. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.