Clinton: Dallas shootings an 'absolutely horrific event'

Clinton: Dallas shootings an 'absolutely horrific event'

Clinton: Dallas shootings an 'absolutely horrific event'

And she asked white Americans to try to understand the experience of black Americans and "to imagine what it would feel like if people followed us around stores, or locked their auto doors when we walked past".

Speaking in a video released early Friday evening, Trump said the shootings of the 12 officers, five of whom were killed, had "shaken the soul of our nation".

"A brutal attack on our police force is an attack on our country, and an attack on our families. And we'll emphasize proven methods for de-escalating situations before we reach that point", she said. "Every American has the right to live in safety and peace".

"The senseless tragic deaths of two motorists in Louisiana and Minnesota reminds us how much needs to be done", he said.

But this week, they arrived for the first time at what, at times, felt like similar strategies, with Trump taming his characteristic bombast-which he tends to apply during domestic or global terror attacks-to meet Clinton somewhere in the middle.

"Let us not grow tired in doing good", she said, "for in due season, we shall reap, if we do not lose heart".

And New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is also being vetted for the post, was set to appear with Trump in Miami on Friday before the event was cancelled because of the mass shooting in Dallas. "We must restore the confidence of our people to be safe and secure in their homes and on the street", the billionaire said. The protest was a part of the national uproar over two African-American men - Alton Sterling and Philando Castile - who were shot and killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively, this week.

It was the second time in less than a month that the Clinton campaign has canceled a major rally in the aftermath of a shooting.

Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden also postponed their joint appearance Friday in Scranton.

Clinton's proposals are focused on re-building trust, and if elected, she plans to develop "national guidelines on the use of force by police officers".

Clinton did deliver remarks during an observance of the 200th anniversary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia on Friday. Hillary Clinton tweeted her condolences following the shooting. Clinton also pledged $1 billion in her first budget for police training programs and research. That is insulting to the men and women in blue who risk their lives to protect ours. They were protecting a peaceful march.

Five police officers were killed and seven were wounded Thursday night in an "ambush-style" attack in Dallas, during a protest against the use of deadly force by police against African-Americans. "This isn't the American Dream we all want for our children".

Giffords wrote on Twitter that she was "heartbroken by murder of law enforcement officers in #DallasShooting". "We know there is something wrong with our country".

And Murphy - who launched a Senate filibuster in response to the terror attack in Orlando in an attempt to spur action on gun control legislation - expressed frustration, placing the Dallas attacks in the larger context of gun violence.

"I thought we were on the right track".

"We can not and we must not vilify police officers".

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