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DNC: Hundreds March to Demand End to Police & State Violence

HeadlineJul 27, 2016

Meanwhile, across Philadelphia, thousands of people protested during the day Tuesday. In North Philadelphia, hundreds marched for hours in the heat in a “Black Resistance” demonstration demanding an end to police brutality and state violence. This is Chenjerai Kumanyika speaking about Hillary Clinton’s 1996 comments in which she called some black youth “superpredators.”

Chenjerai Kumanyika: “Hillary Clinton has never really fully or adequately accounted for her comments, which are not just comments but actually a policy that she lobbied for and her husband pushed through, which resulted in people being incarcerated at tremendous, unprecedented levels. We’re still dealing with the impact of that. That’s why the language that we hear about a broken system—for a system to be broken, it had to work. And this policing and criminal justice has never worked in the United States for African Americans.”

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