Hillary Clinton calls out 'systemic racism' in the criminal justice system
Hillary Clinton called out "systemic racism" in the criminal justice system, during the Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday night.
"It has been heartbreaking, and incredibly outraging, to see the constant stories of young men like Walter Scott, who have been killed by police officers," she said in in response to a question from NBC Nightly News Anchor Lester Holt. "There needs to be a concerted effort to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system."
Police brutality, and how to combat it, was a large topic at the debate, which took place not far from where Scott — a black man from North Charleston — was shot and killed as he ran away from a police officer.
Sen. Bernie Sanders for his part said that if anyone dies in police custody, it should automatically trigger an investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice.
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