CHICAGO (AP) — Hillary Clinton has been joined at a campaign rally by mothers of several young people who were victims of Chicago’s gun violence.
Also joining Clinton on Wednesday was the mother of a black suburban Chicago woman who was found dead in her jail cell following a traffic stop in Texas.
The Democratic presidential candidate says the stories of the mothers’ tragedies “must move us to action.” She’s calling for tougher gun laws and changes to policing policies.
Clinton was introduced by Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland.
Bland died days after she was arrested last year by a white officer following a routine traffic stop. A medical examiner ruled her death a suicide, though Bland’s family has questioned that account and how the stop was handled.