Hillary Clinton is speaking out about the recent police shooting of unarmed black man, Terence Crutcher, in Oklahoma. And she has a strong message about just who can help end these kinds of deadly encounters.
The Democratic presidential candidate phoned in to “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” Tuesday and spoke “directly” to white people about racism and police brutality.
“How many times do we have to see this in our country?” Clinton asked. “In Tulsa, an unarmed man with his hands in the air. This is just unbearable. And it needs to be intolerable.”
“Maybe I can, by speaking directly to white people, say, look, this is not who we are,” she added. “We have got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias.”
She also took to Twitter Tuesday to express her outrage about Crutcher’s death.
Not even a full day later, Clinton tweeted about another police-involved shooting death. Reacting to the death of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, Clinton tweeted Wednesday morning that this “has got to end.”
Scott’s death touched off a night of protests in North Carolina. His family claims Scott was reading a book in his car while he waited to pick his son up from school. Police maintain he had a gun, however, North Carolina is an open carry state.
Clinton told Harvey that the country has seen how good policing in New York and New Jersey works, following the weekend explosions.
“There are good, honorable, cool-headed police officers. We’ve seen them in action in New York in the last, you know, 48 hours because of the terrorist attacks. We can do better. We have got to rein in what is absolutely inexplicable and we have got to have law enforcement respect communities and communities respect law enforcement, because they have to work together,” Clinton said.