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Hillary Clinton: ‘We Cannot, We Must Not, Vilify Police Officers’

hillaryHillary Clinton spoke at the AMC Church Conference in Philadelphia today and spoke out about how people need to stop “vilifying” police officers.

She brought up concerns in the black community that the Dallas shooting means people will stop talking about Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Clinton did go on to say that everyone believes “no frustration with the police could ever justify this bloodshed.”

“We cannot, we must not vilify police officers,” Clinton said. “Remember what those officers were doing when they died. They were protecting a peaceful march. They were people in authority making sure that their fellow citizens hat the right to protest authority, and there is nothing more vital to our democracy than that. And they died for it.”

She also reiterated her belief that white people need to be more open to what African-Americans have been saying about the things they have to deal with for weeks.

Watch above (the relevant part starts at 17:30), via Facebook Live.

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