William Lacy Clay, Jr. - Quotes

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A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America. ---->>>

It is apparent, if you go back through our history, that the grand juries of the criminal justice system do not value black lives. ---->>>

Michael Brown happened to be black. Trayvon Martin happened to be black. Eric Garner was a black man. So this pattern continues over and over. ---->>>

I made a commitment and a promise to Ms. McSpadden, Michael Brown's mother, that I will pursue justice with the family at every avenue, be it on the federal level or at the state level. ---->>>

It is critical that low-income consumers have access to alternative products and services such as rent-to-own. It gives working-class families opportunities to obtain decent household items without incurring the burden of debt. ---->>>

I have absolutely no confidence in the Ferguson police, the county prosecutor. ---->>>

Just to assassinate Michael Brown's character is wrong. ---->>>

I made a promise to Michael Brown's parents that I would do everything to bring all of the resources of the federal government to this investigation so that it is transparent; so that it is a viable investigation, and we get to the truth. ---->>>

I went to Ferguson and walked with the demonstrators and saw this heavily armed police force, tactical units pointing sniper rifles at my constituents who were there exercising their constitutional rights. ---->>>

It's an issue that we need to have a national discussion about, the militarization of local police forces, and then when they are used to quell peaceful demonstration. Then we have a problem, and especially around this entire case of the murder of Michael Brown at the hands of a Ferguson police officer. ---->>>

Rent-to-own provides a vital service to millions of Americans. It is also critical for African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities to have access to alternative products and services, such as rent-to-own. ---->>>

We have to have a national conversation about how police forces should interact with the African-American community, who happens to be paying their salary, who want to be served and protected, who these officers are take an oath to do so. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 07-27, 1956
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Occupation: Politician
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