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Clinton in Charlotte, where girl gave tearful plea over police shootings

Monday, October 03, 2016 - 01:35

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visits a church in Charlotte, North Carolina a few days after young Zianna Oliphant broke down in tears during a local city council meeting over her community's fear of police brutality. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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+++ RESENDING SCRIPT TO CORRECT AND EXPAND ON KEYWORDS +++ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a campaign stop at a church in Charlotte, North Carolina spoke to a largely African American congregation about the fear young children face in the wake of police shootings of unarmed black men in U.S. cities. That fear was enough to reduce 9-year-old Zianna Oliphant to tears during a Charlotte City Council meeting a few days before Clinton's visit. "It's a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed, and we can't even see them anymore. It's a shame we have to go to their graveyard," a tearful Oliphant said during the September 26 City Council meeting. Clinton said her own daughter and grandchildren "won't face the kind of fear that we heard from the young children testifying before the City Council." Dozens of protesters have demanded the resignations of the city mayor, police chief, and local lawmakers in the wake of the police slaying of a black man in Charlotte. The death of Keith Scott, a 43-year-old father of seven, raised questions about racial bias in U.S. law enforcement and stoke a national debate on policing ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November.

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Clinton in Charlotte, where girl gave tearful plea over police shootings

Monday, October 03, 2016 - 01:35