Hillary Clinton paid tribute Saturday during her primary victory rally to the mothers of black suspects killed by police–while ignoring the rising number of police killed by gunfire in the line of duty this year.
The Democratic presidential candidate paused during her speech in Columbia, S.C., to honor the five women, who also campaigned with her across South Carolina before Saturday’s primary.
“They all lost children, which is almost unimaginable, yet they have not been broken or embittered,” Clinton said, adding that they have turned their “mourning into a movement.”
She recited the names of Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; and three others, Fox News reports.
But she did not mention the rash of police fatalities. So far this year, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 10 officers have been shot and killed, representing a 900 percent increase in firearms-related officer deaths compared with this time last year.