Sybrina Fulton Writes Op-Ed In Support Of Hillary Clinton For President
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has faced several obstacles in her campaign that she is still in the process of trying to overcome. One of which is her (and her husband’s) history of supporting legislation that helps imprison black men at a much more rapid rate than other races. This history of favoring mass incarceration has led to some tense discussions and confrontations from #BlackLivesMatter activists as we all attempt to decide whether or not we can support Hillary in her attempt to become the first female POTUS.
One person who has already made up her mind to put Hillary’s name on a ballot is Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton. She has even gone so far as to write an op-ed for CNN about exactly why she decided to support the secretary of state despite the questions about her integrity…
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.
We highly suggest you read the entire piece HERE, but in the mean time, what do you think of Mrs. Fulton’s assertion that Hillary will uphold President Obama’s policies?
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