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Hillary’s got a plan to deal with the “systemic racism” in America’s law enforcement system.
Appearing on the Steve Harvey radio show on Tuesday morning, Clinton was asked about the police shooting of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, one in which the victim appeared to have his hands in the air.
“We gotta tackle the systemic racism,” Clinton responded, “this horrible shooting again, how many times do we have to see this in our country? This is unbearable and it needs to be intolerable.”
While this particular officer may very well have been in the wrong (we shouldn’t jump to any conclusions until a full investigation is completed), the fact remains that, as Heather McDonald has scrupulously reported, police are actually less likely to shoot black unarmed suspects than they are white suspects, there is zero evidence of racial bias in police shootings, and blacks are 24 percent less likely to be shot than whites in the same situation. In fact, it has been proven that police actually hesitate longer with a black suspect, likely because they are fully aware of the firestorm that will happen after they pull the trigger, whether they are right or wrong.
Or course, none of this should take away from the horrible tragedies that do occur when an officer makes a mistake or goes rogue, nor does it excuse genuine cases of racism when they happen, but it also doesn’t mean any significant percentage of America’s law enforcement is just itching at the trigger to shoot black people.
Pandering to the African-American vote, Clinton promised to fix the situation by … talking to white people, or something.
“Maybe I can by speaking directly to white people say, ‘Look this is not who we are,'” she said. “We’ve got to do everything possible to improve policing, to go right at implicit bias.”
At least Clinton did mention that there are “good honorable cool-headed” police such as the ones who apprehended the New York City terrorist suspect on Monday, but nevertheless, police departments around the country are in desperate need of ‘fixing.’
“We can do better. We have got to reign in what is absolutely inexplicable,” Clinton said.
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