Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton just got the endorsement of her dreams as the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin just penned an open letter expressing her support for Hillary as President 2016.
Sybrina Fulton recently wrote an op-ed for CNN about exactly why she decided to support the former secretary of state despite her past involvement with mass incarceration.
Clinton will uphold President Obama’s recent executive actions, and then she’ll go even further. Her plan focuses on reforms that would help keep more guns out of the hands of criminals. It would finally close the gun show loophole, and the outrageous provision that allowed someone with an arrest record to buy the gun used to shoot and kill nine parishioners at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
I agree with the President: We should only support leaders that fight for common-sense gun reforms. Clinton passes that test.
Just as importantly, Clinton also wants to address the larger, systemic problems. She has a plan to begin to heal the distrust and divide that too often exists between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
She has called for key reforms — from better training for officers to eliminating racial profiling and investing in body cameras for every police department. She sees what I see: a criminal justice system that is not always just. A system that has contributed to creating a reality where just selling cigarettes, playing loud music, looking at a cop the wrong way or walking home from the store are now activities that can get you killed.
If you look at the numbers, America is missing 1.5 million men of color — lost to a system of violence and mass incarceration that seems to have long since forgotten them, but we haven’t.
Read the full letter HERE.
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