The following is an excerpt from Monica Alba | July 18, 2016 | msnbc.com |
CINCINNATI — Hillary Clinton on Monday called for "all good people" to speak out "loudly and clearly" against violence after the killings of police officers in Baton Rouge.
"This madness has to stop," Clinton said at the annual NAACP conference. "We have difficult, painful, essential work ahead of us to repair the bonds between our police and our communities and between and among each other."
Responding to tragedy in speeches like this has become commonplace for Clinton in recent weeks. She gave similar remarks after five police officers were killed in Dallas earlier this month. Hours before that shooting happened, she was set to give a speech about the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, both black men fatally shot by police this month.
"All of this tells us very powerfully that we have to change. Many police officers across the country agree with that. But it can only happen if we build trust and accountability and let's admit it--that gets harder every time someone else is killed," she said.
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