Mothers Who Lost Their Children To Police Brutality Delivers A Powerful Message At The Democratic National Convention
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Powerful Message At The Democratic National Convention
In an emotional plea, the “Mothers of the Movement” addressed the crowd to give their children a voice.
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“This isn’t about being politically correct. This is about saving our children,” Fulton said.
“That’s why we’re here tonight with Hillary Clinton, and that’s why, in memory of our children, we are imploring you, all of you, to vote this election day. Hillary is one mother who can ensure our
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It hurts, and then you feel like you have to get up and fight, you know," she said. "We know there is nobody in the world of my family that believes that Sandy killed herself."
The women said the conversation around gun violence and excessive use of force by police is now a little louder because of the recent deaths of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge in the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality.
"This is a bad time to be a good cop in this country," said Reed-Veal. "OK? We need to remember they have lives too."McSpadden said,
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"Everybody gets caught up on the uniform, but under that uniform is somebody who belongs to somebody who really loves them."
McBath described the current racial situation in the U.S. as a "bursting at the seams."
"What you see happening to the police now, why they're being targeted, is because of all of the root of the systemic racism and the poverty and the way there's no relationship between the communities and the police and law enforcement," she said. "That is the root."
The women said their shared pain has made them very protective of one another. Their powerful message calls for leaders' accountability and for gun control legislation.
It's about "keeping guns out of the hands of the people who should not have guns," said McBath.