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Clinton Campaigns in New York Calling for Police Reform

April 04, 2016  | 

Hillary Clinton spent her Sunday in New York campaigning in front of black congregations during which she continued to reiterate her support for retraining police officers.

Clinton has made “police reform” a recurring theme in her bid for the Democratic nomination. She was endorsed Sunday by Nicole Bell, wife of Sean Bell, a man who was killed by the NYPD in 2005. No officers were found guilty of any wrongdoing in the incident.

“Today, I was endorsed by this beautiful young woman, Nicole Bell, whose fiancé was killed by the police right before she was to be married. When I was a Senator, I tried to help. I tried to stand up about what had happened,” the former secretary of state said at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill, NY.

In an interview with The New York Daily News she said, “[Hillary’s] against racial profiling. And she wants to make investments to improve training for police officers. Those issues hit home for me and my family.”

Hillary repeated these comments almost verbatim at her church visit saying, “We have to end racial profiling and we have to retrain our police officers so they can do a job that doesn’t require reaching for their gun when it is absolutely unnecessary.”

On Clinton’s website she describes the sort of reforms she wants to enact on policing, all of which require federal government involvement at the local level. The solutions she prescribes are rather vague, the Daily Caller reports.

“Hillary will make new investments to ensure law enforcement officials are properly trained on issues like implicit bias, conflict resolution, and use of force so they’re equipped to protect their own safety and the safety of others,” it says on her campaign site.

Comments (31)

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Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 3:31 PM

WOW, what an idiot!!! She wants federal involvement in local police matters. That would be a nightmare. Fortunately there aren't enough scatterbrained idiotic fools around to vote for her. "We have to end racial profiling. . . .we have to retrain our Police Officers so they can do their job and not shoot people when its absolutely unneccesary". Obviously she's thinking with her rear end instead of her brain. To her, any time a Police Officer shoots a "poor black child" is unneccesary. What a total fool. The epitome of ignorance.

HospitalCop501 @ 4/4/2016 6:04 PM

“We have to end racial profiling and we have to retrain our police officers so they can do a job that doesn’t require reaching for their gun when it is absolutely unnecessary.”

Please tell me this is a typo. That Officers should not reach for their weapon when it is absolutely necessary. Guessing it's a typo, but with this one, I wouldn't be surprised if she actually said it.

Bob peterson @ 4/4/2016 6:43 PM

All police need to fate for someone other than Clinton. She is an idiot, plain and simple.

Bob peterson @ 4/4/2016 6:46 PM

Sorry, the word fate should have been vote.all police need to vote for someone other than Clinton.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 9:15 PM

I can't imagine that there's a Police Officer anywhere that would vote for this idiot. She should be in prison. Sean Bell was shot and the NYPD Officers involved were cleared. Why isshe making a big deal over that? Because she wants to incite violence against the Police.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 9:24 PM

@ Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. aka holster sniffer says "Because she wants to incite violence against the Police".

Still trying I see.

Yes I believe that is her campaign slogan and her highest priority on day 1 just like everybody on this page said Obama was going to steal everyone's guns.

Marcus @ 4/4/2016 9:26 PM

It must be horrifying to you guys having some non sadist oversight to keep you from abusing innocent people.

Your current "over-site" is probably that you have to let your senior office break 2 bones of compliant homeless guys for every 1 bone you get to break.

Or for every prostitute your providing "protection" from your own harrassement.. your Sargent gets to bang her 3x every time you use her 1x?

The terror of the reform!

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 9:36 PM


Marcus @ 4/4/2016 9:39 PM

Report away.. it's all in the news:
Wistle blowing cop fired for spilling the beans on fellow cops having sex with prostitutes and then arresting them:

prostitutes trading sex for police protection:

Police trying to keep law that allows them to keep having sex with prostitues before arresting them:

And that isn't even scratching the surface. I could find plenty more.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 9:48 PM


Marcus @ 4/4/2016 9:54 PM

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt.:
Go ahead.. report "reality" That's all I do - you just reject it.

John retired IA PD @ 4/4/2016 10:22 PM

I have not heard Hillary ever speak in support of law enforcement. It is always the same. Law enforcement needs more training and over site. Extra training and proper over site is always good. Notice I said proper over site. Crime on the street is hardly the result of anything that law enforcement does or doesn't do. Crime on the street starts with lack of a solid home environment. Perhaps Hillary should be telling citizens to provide a stable home environment for their children. Perhaps this would help in the prevention of thousands of citizens killing each other every year. Teach your children that it is not acceptable to commit crimes against other citizens. Teach your children to respect others. But of course that will not get her votes.

Marcus @ 4/4/2016 10:24 PM

And here is another wondering nugget of "reality":

The crime: being homeless and smoking cigarette butts in a parking lot.

The result: beat to death by 6 police officers. Broke every bone in the mans face while he was in handcuffs.

Did our great criminal justice system punish them? Nope.. not a single one.

But no.. we don't need any reforms.. killing homeless people without a trial for hardly committing any crimes makes a great criminal justice system.

Marcus @ 4/4/2016 10:29 PM

John retired IA PD: The police do need massive oversight. as otherwise what is shown in the video of the 6 barbarians above would never have happened.

I have no sympathy for true criminals. I have nothing but sympathy for people being killed for the entertainment of thugs.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 10:32 PM

John retired. . . you're absolutely right. I've researched that topic myself. I believe that every problem with society could be solved if kids had a stable home environment. The problem is, most of the crackheads, dealers, murders, all came from unstable homes. No father. Single mother. Often as not moms a druggie. Is it any surprise the kids grow up like that. Its sad. It really is. Society is totally screwed up. Just look at blm for a perfect example.

Percy @ 4/4/2016 10:36 PM

And you're a racist as well, Remember what I was telling you about SC.

Marcus @ 4/4/2016 10:43 PM

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. :
The police are the number one REASON criminals keep existing.

How exactly are you expecting some poor kid in the ghetto, who has no role models other then pimps and drug lords - to get anywhere when you give them a criminal record for petty crimes so they can't even get a job at mcdonalds? You make yourself the enemy and the gangs their only friend.

The police are the number one gang that benefits from most crimes.
They raid drug dealer houses so they can steal the money and buy lots of weapons that they will then use to kill ghetto kids.
They arrest prostitutes so they can force sexual favors.
They wait outside of bars to catch drunks on DUIs not because they care but because they can racket $2000 dui fees for the state.
They murder homeless guys so they can play with their weapons that they purchased from the "drug money" from their raids of the ghetto.

The police are just a racket. They don't care about anyone other then themselves.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/4/2016 10:54 PM

Marcus, you messed up. A DUI citation can cost you up to $10,000. The Police patrol the ghettos more because the most crime occurs there. What do you want the Police to do, stop patrolling the ghettos?? Let the murders and robbery skyrocket?? You need a reality check, everyone has a free choice. The can choose whether they want to be a gangbanger or a Police Officer. Or any other respectable job. Gangs are nobody's friend.

Marcus @ 4/4/2016 11:47 PM

Well, maybe i'm overzealous with my speech. But I think if you look within you will see there is truth to what i'm saying.
The criminal justice system is spends the majority of dollars enforcing minor crimes that they really don't want to eradicate and going after the wrong people, that creates criminal records, that perpetuates the divide between the haves and the have nots, which creates new criminals.

DUI seems like a racket to me. Society could end 99% of drunk drivers by banning bars, and making it legal to only have 1 light drinks at restaurants. And if you want to be drunk the only legal place is at home.
By allowing bars, society is opening encouraging heavy drinking away from home.
Being drunk lowers inhibition and make people stupid so people think it's a good idea to drive when they are drunk at a bar.
And the police are waiting for them, so they can collect big bucks for the state.

It's by design and could be ended any day the government wanted to.

Ken @ 4/5/2016 6:24 AM

@Percy. Guess Obama didnt steal all our guns. Big piece of my paycheck for unnecessary medical. And unfortunately there are enough brain dead idols in this country to vote for Hillary. I just hope she gets indicted right before the election. @Marcus... When have you ever seen some poor kid in a ghetto make ONE mistake that gets him a record. In NY half the ghetto should be in State prison but nobody has the balls to enforce the minimum statues. Five year minimum for illegal gun possession in NYC.... Unless you're of a demographic that they don't want to see put in jail. It's a joke. Obama has already created an anti-police environment.

Mac16 @ 4/5/2016 10:09 AM

repost- You get a call of some idiot in traffic, yelling and screaming at cars and you show up and hook him, do you get in a deep discussion with him about why he hates cops? Do you care? No, you make sure his tinfoil hat is on straight and book him. Why are we giving Marcus, Leonard, Percy and the rest of them that courtesy? Because they have a keyboard, all of a sudden they matter? They hate us. And so? They either work for Copwatch or whoever and come here to creating more divisiveness or some cop banged their girlfriend and they hate us for it. Whatever. Who cares? You hate me? Great. Want me to hate you? Done.If they aren't professional agitators, they have an inbred hatred that will never change, regardless of what we say.They wont block them.They wont go away, so treat them like the turds you meet who want to argue. Taking what they say as having any bearing on anything just lets them win. Theyre gonna go for any rise they can get.Nothing they say has meaning unless you let it

AZBIGDOG @ 4/5/2016 10:17 AM

So billary is interested in getting the feds to take over law enforcement in cities and states. Makes me wonder why? In case there is a rebellion by the citizens who are tired of the illegals? tired of excessive taxes that do nothing for the people but line the pockets of the thieving politicians and the big business that have constantly paid them off for illegal favors?
marcus, why don't you go troll billaries website, see if you can get some answers for her crimes from Benghazi, illegal servers, failures to comply with laws and causing deaths of civil servants? or is that too difficult for you to understand and it is easier to call everyone who is an officer names and dishonorable .

Brian @ 4/5/2016 10:37 AM

@Marcus while I understand your point you need to look back at history, we tried the whole "prohibition" thing and it didn't work out so well so, why don't you stop blaming the people that enforce the laws that the people YOU elected make. Law enforcement is just that, we don't make the laws that you don't like we just enforce them.

kevCopAz @ 4/5/2016 12:56 PM

God help us all if she is elected! With some of the libs (even here) voting it could happen. If it does, each and every cop should do absolutely no on-view enforcement and write reports all day and make no arrests, thats what they want, thats what they should get. Remember folks, Percy & Marcus vote, unless they are felons (good chance at that) but if they do vote you know for which party don't we?

JohninMo @ 4/5/2016 4:31 PM

Marcus is a moron troll. DON'T FEED THE TROOLs!

JohninMo @ 4/5/2016 4:32 PM

Marcus is a troll. Don't feed the trolls!!

Percy @ 4/5/2016 8:47 PM


Nice to see you're encouraging other cops to shun all responsibility and le duties.
And what would you suggest if a cop sees a rape in progress?
You should be in jail.

RG @ 4/6/2016 9:59 AM

If Percy, Leonard and Marcus, The three Stooges quit commenting on here I will quit reading the comments. They are funny as hell and actually make me laugh out loud. The Percy vs Sheriffs Explorer Sgt could be a TV show. Just got to look at it in a different light guy's. Its like watching the drunk do the roadside Olympics on a traffic stop. We don't get mad because he is drunk. We arrest him and tell all our buddies how ridiculous it was. Embrace it. I am. hahahahahah

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/6/2016 3:26 PM

A TV show! Sounds like a great idea. Wonder if I could make anything off it. . . . . .

Marcus @ 4/6/2016 3:30 PM

re:We arrest him and tell all our buddies how ridiculous it was. Embrace it. I am. hahahahahah

So basically you think it's funny that police use prostitutes for sexual favors.. as I have provided direct evidence of?

Percy @ 4/6/2016 4:16 PM

@ Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. says "A TV show! Sounds like a great idea. Wonder if I could make anything off it. . . . . ."

Certainly not as a writer.

I often see "best boy" in the final credits of TV shows you could try that 4th point of contact.

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