Hillary Goes ‘Hood’ Promising to Rally at Barbershops & Street Corners
The day after three police officers were assassinated in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when a black activist ambushed them in a premeditated attack just days after five Dallas officers were laid to rest after they were gunned down by a sniper at a Black Lives Matter protest, Hillary Clinton gave a speech calling for an end to violence.
But the presumptive Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, speaking to the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), took the opportunity to once again accuse whites and police of inherent racism and called for “a rooting out racism from the criminal justice system.”
“Let’s admit it. There is clear evidence that African Americans are disproportionately killed in police incidents compared to any other group. Something is profoundly wrong. We can’t ignore that. We can’t wish it away. We have to make it right.”
Clinton, of course, repeated her favorite solution of more gun control, but also announced something new – her plan to add three million new voters before the November election.
Her idea is to organize voter registration drives at “minor league baseball games, college campuses, barber shops, hair salons, [and] street corners,” beginning with 500 events around the country this week alone.
The Clinton campaign said it has hired “paid organizers to help us get out the vote and get our message across,” but because federal election law prohibits candidates from assisting in the registration of only partisan new voters, it will most likely employ traditionally left-leaning college students to avoid registering likely Republican voters.
Clinton also said the voter registration drive will also have a website in both English and Spanish to accommodate those who are unable to attend the events.
While saying her “heart broke watching the news from Baton Rouge,” Clinton devoted the bulk of her remarks to the perception that African-Americans are routinely killed in interactions with police.
“We have to make it right. That means end-to-end reform in our criminal justice system, not half measures, but a full commitment with real follow-through.”