Trump, Clinton Cancel Campaign Events; Respond To Shootings

by Paul Elliott Julio 10, 2016, 4:27

Addressing the AME Convention, Democratic presidential nominee Ms Clinton said, "there is something wrong with our country".

On Friday, five police officers were killed, gunned down at a Dallas demonstration, marking the single deadliest attack on law enforcement since September 11, 2001.

Late Thursday night, 11 Dallas police officers were shot ambush-style, including five fatally amid a protest against the recent police-involved deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, according to the Dallas Police.

It appears more prevalent in some parts of the country than others, but we'll all benefit from consistent police protocols that yield public confidence and safety.

"Let us not grow tired in doing good", she said, "for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart".

"I want you to know when the 24 hour news cycle moves on, I won't", Clinton said. "But all these things can be true at once", and "surely we can all agree with those basic premises".

"I mourn for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty to protect peaceful protesters, for their families & all who serve with them", Clinton tweeted. That's something demonstrators protesting police violence would certainly agree with; it's a word law enforcement probably wouldn't use to describe the deaths, which will be the subject of investigations that will officially determine whether there was any justification for the shootings.

"Our nation has become too divided". It was the deadliest attack for the country's law enforcement since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

In the past, Trump has suggested that anti-police rhetoric could trigger attacks on officers. "Our children deserve a better future than what we are making them live through today, but to get them there we must work together and stand together", Trump said.

On CNN, Ms Clinton praised the slain Dallas officers and called the attack "an absolutely horrific event". "I believe we can stop it all", he wrote on Twitter. Last year, Trump said he agreed with the concept of opening ties, breaking step with many of his primary rivals.

In Philadelphia, Clinton cited "clear evidence that African Americans are much more likely to be killed in police incidents than any other group of Americans". Excuse me, isn't she white also? "We will make America safe again".

On Friday, Trump's campaign announced that they were going to cancel a previously scheduled rally in Miami, Florida "due to the tragic events in Dallas last night".


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