Candidates Cancel Events After Police Deaths

"Those police officers were protecting a peaceful protest" and that is "a hallmark of America", she said during the CNN interview.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addressed the racially charged violence of the last few days in a speech Friday night, to the African Methodist Episcopal General Conference at Philadelphia's Convention Center.

First, Clinton said, white Americans need to do a better job of listening when African-Americans talk about "the seen and unseen barriers" they face every day. Too many Americans are living in bad poverty and violence.

The post was one of many Mr. Walsh has been sharing that have been fraught with racial tensions, and attempting to put blame on the Black Lives Matter movement and President Obama for the shootings.

The current state of affairs "isn't the American Dream we all want for our children", Trump said. "This is a time, perhaps more than ever, for strong leadership, love and compassion".

After listing some problem areas that need to be tackled, Clinton said, "We also have to be honest in facing implicit bias that unfortunately I think all of us may still have". Trump faced criticism earlier in the day for releasing a statement that referenced "two motorists", even though only one of the two men was in a auto, and for not naming the men.

Hillary Clinton says the nation must not "vilify" police officers or become "indifferent" to the ongoing deaths of black Americans at the hands of police. "What we do know is that there has been a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement", Obama said in a brief statement to reporters.

Chris Christie said on Friday he's "heartbroken" over the deadly police shooting in Dallas that claimed the lives of at least five police officers. Biden is a native of Scranton, and Clinton's has a family history there as well.

The shootings in Dallas prompted Clinton to cancel a campaign rally with Vice President Joe Biden in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where an aide said she planned to address the killings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

President Barack Obama, overseas in Poland for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, said, "anyone involved in the senseless murders will be held fully accountable".

The two shootings, followed by the Dallas ambush, have once against thrust the issue of police violence against non-whites into the political spotlight in the middle of a contentious presidential election. Videos of the incidents went viral on social media, sparking outrage at the latest killing of Black civilians by US police officers.

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

Later, Clinton took to social media to offer support for the victims and their families.

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