After repeated calls from the left for her to comment on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., Hillary Clinton offered her first public remarks regarding the shooting death of Michael Brown, choosing to repeat many of the same themes discussed over the past few weeks.
“This is what happens when the bonds of trust and respect that hold any community together fray,” she said on Thursday in San Francisco. “Nobody wants to see our streets look like a war zone — not in America, we are better than that.”
While she commended community leaders and law enforcement for their efforts to keep the peace, the potential 2016 hopeful also emphasized the root causes of the unrest, such as the lack of opportunity in minority communities and the perceived unfairness of the criminal-justice system.
She went on to invoke the words of Martin Luther King Jr. by calling on the crowd at the Nexenta’s OpenSDx Summit to help “make the dream real” for all Americans.