Hillary Clinton Talks Race & Community Police Relations in Charlotte Visit

CHARLOTTE, NC – Hillary Clinton took her message to the African-American community more than a week after protests and riots erupted in Charlotte.

“Our entire country should take a moment to really look at what’s going on here and across America,” Clinton told the congregation at Little Rock AME Zion Church.

Clinton talked about 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant’s tearful speech in front of Charlotte City Council.

“When I read what she had said, I had tears in my eyes too,” Clinton said.

After the service, church members said they appreciate her message.

“She let us know that she is sensitive, she is aware of our problems and that she is going to be fighting for not only for blacks, African-Americans, but she’s going to be fighting for the entire country,” said Carolyn Pratt.

Later Clinton met with a group of young men, all African-American community leaders.

They talked about recent events in Charlotte and how to improve police and community relations.