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In her continued quest to win African American voters, Hillary Clinton met with a unique group of black mothers at a campaign event in South Carolina on Tuesday.

The mothers all had children die from police brutality. In attendance, at a town hall meeting at Central Baptist Church in Columbia, were Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Martin), Geneva Reed-Veal (Sandra Bland), Gwen Carr (Eric Garner), and Maria Hamilton (Dontre Hamilton).

Clinton first met with the group a year ago, and the mothers plan to host engagements several more times on Clinton’s behalf in South Carolina over the next several days. Many believe the group is key to helping Hillary win over the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

“Secretary Clinton was the first to even mention Black Lives Matter,” said Sybrina Fulton, the mother of shooting victim Trayvon Martin, “and she was the first to reach out to us to even show she cared.”

On Wednesday, Clinton gave an emotional response to SiriusXM’s Joe Madison about meeting with the mothers, and why the country needs to end “the epidemic of gun violence.”

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Hillary Clinton meeting Michael Brown’s mother, Lezley McSpadden
(Photo Credit: Lezley McSpadden)

Clinton said in part:“Hard to hold back the tears” when talking with mothers of the victims of police violence:

…as a mother and a grandmother it’s something that really affected me so deeply over the last few years….I have reached out and have had the great privilege of meeting with a lot of the mothers in Chicago some months ago, just to hear their stories. There was no press there…I just wanted to hear them. They came with pictures of their children, with stories any mother would tell about their son or their daughter. I’ve stayed in touch with them. I’ve tried to support them in their efforts to turn their mourning into a movement and their sorrow into a strategy because we have to end this.

Yesterday in Columbia we had an event at Central Baptist Church with five of the mothers…and, I tell you, it was hard to hold back the tears. A lot of people in the audience were not holding back because you hear these stories and the women themselves are so powerful, so courageous, and I am grateful for their help. I know it is something they’re doing because they want me to do everything I can working with them to try to end this epidemic of gun violence and to try to reform and change the practices. And I intend to do everything I can to bring that about.”

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7 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Meets With Mothers Of Sons Slain By Police In South Carolina [PHOTO]

  1. why are you guys posting here… let us not give away n e secrets… they are scrambling for their lives right now… you want to see obstructionist in this country…? take pictures at a Trump show…

  2. All had children die from “police Brutality”? Really
    How about the brutality of Ma Barker Mcspadden’s son on that store owner
    Hilary is ether a pathological liar or she’s bat shit crazy and expects same from
    the poorly informed that would vote for her, oh and you women remember
    there is a special place in HELL for those of you who don’t vote for Hil

  3. Timekeeeper on said:

    I have no idea on who will win the presidency, but one thing I do know for certain. that movie “13 Hours” was a propaganda tool purposely made for distortion and should not be used as a measuring tool for anyone’s decision making.

  4. Don’t think anyone has to worry… these good OL’E BOYS aren’t ready for a female President, and Hillary definitely isn’t a contender, even though people think she is. If you haven’t gone to see the movie 13hr, based on the encounter that happened at Benghazi, in which Senator Clinton still hasn’t clearly stated her position in what really happened; the Caucasian people, over 60 lost their damn minds. Go see it in WHITE ROUND… well, who am I kidding, we aren’t going to movies such as this, but once you do, you will see what I mean. She will NEVER be President if this movie has any influence on the American people. And then of course through the whole Email debauchery, White Water Scandal, and then already being a first lady… her reign is over, it’s a wash… ***drop the mic here***

  5. Elisabeth would muster more respect than Hillary. A friend said he thinks Hillary doesn’t resonate with young people because she reminds them of an old mean boss

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