“For now, let’s focus on what we already know – deep in our hearts. We know there is something wrong with our country. There is too much violence, too much hate, too much senseless killing, too many people dead who shouldn’t be. And we know there is clear evidence that African Americans are much more likely to be killed in police incidents than any other group of Americans.”
–Hillary Clinton, July 8, 2016
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was at the African Methodist Episcopal Church National Convention in Philadelphia when the shootings on Tuesday of Alton Sterling in Baton rouge, Philando Castile in suburban St. Paul the next day and the Thursday sniper attack in Dallas following a peaceful protest of the deaths by cop of Sterling and Castile broke out
Clinton spoke to the AME convention delegates and condemned the level of tension and violence that hasn’t been seen in this country in decades.
This is her speech to the AME National Convention on Friday, and it’s one that needs to be heard.
Here’s the transcript for it.