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Hillary Clinton Speaks On Police Criminality In Keynote Speech At 18th Annual Dinkins Forum

Clinton voiced her support for the use of body cameras to guard against future police criminality

Whether her motives were not opportunistic in nature as soon have suggested, former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton weighed in on the police criminality protests sweeping Baltimore Wednesday, calling for more community policing and an end to the era of mass incarceration.

In an appearance at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, Clinton laid out one of the first policy plans of her campaign, declaring the nation needs to face “hard truths about race and justice in America.”

One of the main themes of Clinton’s speech was the exceedingly high rate of incarceration among black men in America.

“There is something wrong when a third of all black men face the prospect of prison during their lifetimes,” she said. “There is something profoundly wrong when African-American men are still far more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charged with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms than are meted out to their white counterparts.”

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