Transcript for Clinton Vows Criminal Justice Reform at NAACP Conference
So as the president has sad indeed as C. Exemplifies. We've come a long way but you know. And I know. That we have sell much further to go. We were cruelly reminded of that. With the recent deaths of Alton sterling in Orlando has steel. Two more black man killed in police incidents this time in Louisiana. And Minnesota. And then and Dallas. Five police officers killed. While serving and protecting. Peaceful protesters. Target it because they work police. And then of course yesterday. Three a police officers murdered. In an apparent premeditated. Ambush. In baton route. This madness. Has to stop. Watching the news from Baton Rouge yesterday. My heart broke. Not just for those officers and they're grieving families. But for all of us. We have difficult. Painful. East and chilled work ahead Abbas. To repair the bonds between our police and our communities. And between N among each other. We'd hate one another. To do this work and we need leaders. Like the NAACP. We need police officers to help us make progress. These murders. Threaten all of that. Kill lane police officers is a terrible crime. That's why our laws treat the murders of police so seriously because they represent. The rule of law itself. If you take aim at fat. And at them you take aim at all of us. Anyone who kills a police officer and anyone who helps. Must be held accountable. And as president I will bring a full way apple ought to bear. And making sure our doubts you tell police officers. Are brought to justice there can be no justification. No looking the other way. We all have to make sure and pray it ends. The officers killed yesterday and baton route each. We're names. On Trout Jackson. Matthew you're all. Brad Iraq Paula. When they died they were responding to a call about a man with a gun. How many families. How many more families. Would be paying the price if we did not have. Great men and women. Answering those calls. That's why I'm. Haunted by that. Image of what the officers and Dallas were doing when they died. Protecting a peaceful march talking with the protesters. Where we're art democracy be. Without courageous people willing to do that. So we all need to be partners in making law enforcement as secure. And effective. As. It needs to be. That means investing. In our police in training. On the proper use of force especially. Lethal force. How to avoid using force to resolve incidents. Officer safety and wellness everything they need to do their jobs right. And rebuild trust with their communities. I've said from the beginning of my campaign. That will be my priority as president. And perhaps the best way. To honor our police is to follow the lead up police departments. Across the country who are striving to do better. The deaths. About sun and the land go. Drove home how urgently we need to make reforms to police saying and criminal justice. How we cannot rest until we root out implicit bias. And stop the killings up Africana Americans. Because there is edge you know so well another. Hard truth that the heart of this complex. Matter. Many African Americans fear the police. I can hear you. Some of you in this round. And today there are people all across America as sick. Over what happened at Baton Rouge. And in Dallas but also fearful that the murder of police officers means. That vital questions about police community relations. Will go on answered. That is say reasonable fear is and it. And all of this tells us very powerfully. We have to change. Many police officers across the country I agree with that but. It can only happen. If we build trust. And accountability. And let's admit that gets harder. Every time someone else is killed.
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