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After Dallas, Hillary Doubles-down on BLM Talking Points
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July 08, 2016, 03:59 PM
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Peaceful except for the sniper shooting all those cops. But who’s counting?

From the New York Times:

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Strike Different Tones After Dallas Shooting

By AMY CHOZICK JULY 8, 2016

An ambush on police officers at a protest in Dallas that left five officers dead on Thursday night altered the contours of a presidential campaign, with Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump canceling political events on Friday, and striking different tones about the events in Texas, which Mr. Trump called “an attack on our country” and Mrs. Clinton used as evidence of the need for “more love and kindness.”

“It is a coordinated, premeditated, assault on the men and women who keep us safe,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “We must restore law and order.”

In what seemed a more restrained reaction from a presumptive Republican nominee known for his charged Twitter rants, Mr. Trump also made his first statement about two black men killed by white police officers earlier this week.

“The senseless tragic deaths of two motorists in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much needs to be done,” he said. “Racial tensions have gotten worse, not better.”

The Louisiana victim, Alton Sterling, was not a motorist, and Mr. Trump later corrected his statement on Facebook to reflect that.

In an interview with CNN, Mrs. Clinton praised the slain Dallas officers and called the attack “an absolutely horrific event.” She promptly brought the conversation back to the shootings of Mr. Castile and Mr. Sterling, which were recorded in graphic videos that lit up social media and reignited outrage and debate over the treatment of black men by white police officers.

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