Police declare ceasefire on black teens
WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, President Hillary Rodham Clinton ordered an immediate ceasefire on black people, including black teenagers - a radical new policy that will impact police departments across the country.
"Once and for all, black lives matter. For too long, the police have been waging an open war on black men, women and children, No more," said President Clinton, who stood besideAttorney General Preet Bharara and the "Mothers of the Movement:" Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, Gwen Carr, the mother of Eric Garner, and Geneva Reed-Veal, mother of Sandra Bland.
Clinton, who has already signed a bill requiring gun owners to pass background checks, urged Congress to pass new legislation designed to ensure that, "guns don't fall into the hands of the wrong people: racist police officers."
Clinton asked all Americans to join her in a prayer for Latasha Harlins, Jordan Edwards, Renisha McBride, Ren Terrence Sterling, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, Philando Castile, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald, Michael Brown.
Clinton's announcement came a day after the Justice Department announced it was pressing charges against Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake, two white Baton Rouge police officers who pinned Alton Sterling, 37, to the ground last year and shot him twice at point-blank range, killing him. He had been selling CDs outside a convenience store.