Speaking at a campaign event in Orlando on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton called the recent shooting deaths of black men at the hands of police in Tulsa and Charlotte “unbearable."
"There is still much we don’t know about what happened in both incidents, but we do know we have two more names to add to a list of African-Americans killed by police officers in these encounters," she said. "It’s unbearable and it needs to become intolerable."
"We also saw the targeting of police officers last week in Philadelphia," she also said. "And last night in Charlotte, 12 officers were injured during demonstrations."
"Every day police officers across our country are serving with extraordinary courage, honor and skill."
"Our police handled those terrorist attacks exactly right, and they likely saved a lot of lives," she continued. "I’ve spoken to many police chiefs and law enforcement leaders who are as deeply concerned as I am and deeply committed as I am to [police] reform. Why? Because they know it is essential for the safety of our communities and our officers. We are safer when communities respect the police and the police respect the communities."