Hillary Clinton Forum on Community Policing Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, held a forum discussion on gun violence and policing practices. The event included remarks from several mothers who who lost their children to gun violence and police incidents. Former Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, were also a part of the panel. At the start of the forum, Mrs. Clinton pledged to improve the criminal justice system, address systemic racism, and fight for gun control. This “Breaking Down Barriers Forum” was held at the Central Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr, told the audience that these moms did not have to go out looking for Hillary; that Hillary came to them. It is a powerful, eloquent group with personal experience in a club nobody should have to belong to.
"We need real justice & accountability across America." -@HillaryClinton South Carolina #BreakingBarriers #ImWithHer pic.twitter.com/Pc7Pi7Bjor— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) February 23, 2016
The reason we're here, she stood with us, we have to stand with her. @HillaryClinton pic.twitter.com/j3MS1xotci— Karen Finney (@finneyk) February 24, 2016
Mark Kelly said there is a lot we can do and there is a lot a President Clinton can do. Gabby Giffords said Hillary will stand up to the gun lobby and that is why she is voting for Hillary.
And from there Hillary ran to the law school for the CNN Town Hall.