Clinton: No parent should have to fear their child walking a US street

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton shared her thoughts on the George Zimmerman verdict Tuesday night during a speech to members of the largest African-American sorority in the country, Delta Sigma Theta.

Clinton sent her prayers to the Martin family and to “every family who loves someone who is lost to violence,” Politico reported.

Clinton told the 14,000-plus crowd that she knew the “not guilty” verdict “brought heartache, deep painful heartache” to families affected by violence.

“No mother, no father, should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America,” Clinton said, according to the paper.

“Yesterday, I know you heard from the Attorney General about the next steps from the Justice Department and the need for a national dialogue,” she said, adding, “As we move forward, as we must, I hope this sisterhood will continue to be a force for justice and understanding.”

There was no mention of whether or not Clinton spoke to the sorority of the duty of the six women jurors who listened and weighed the evidence against Zimmerman for weeks.

Nor was there any mention if Clinton acknowledged the families of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens or the three other diplomats killed by violence in Benghazi during her half-hour speech.

Watch Clinton’s remarks via Politico:

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