Clinton Condemns Shooting of Baton Rouge Officers

CINCINNATI (AP) — Hillary Clinton is condemning the killing of three Louisiana law enforcement officers, saying police represent the “rule of law” and the shootings amount to taking aim “at all of us.”

Clinton was speaking Monday at the NAACP national convention in Cincinnati. The Democratic presidential candidate says after the shooting of the officers in Baton Rouge, “this madness has to stop.”

Clinton says the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and now in Baton Rouge threaten the ability of the nation to make progress. She says police “represent the rule of law itself. If you take aim at that and them, you take aim at all of us.”

The former secretary of state says anyone who kills a police officer or acts as an accomplice must be held accountable.

 

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