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'This Madness Has to Stop': Clinton Condemns Killing of Baton Rouge Officers

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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 107th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People annual convention at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinatti, Monday, July 18, 2016.

    Hillary Clinton condemned the killing of three Louisiana law enforcement officers, saying police represent the "rule of law" and the shootings amount to taking aim "at all of us." 

    Clinton was speaking Monday at the NAACP national convention in Cincinnati. The Democratic presidential candidate says after the shooting of the officers in Baton Rouge, "this madness has to stop." 

    "Killing police officers is a terrible crime...anyone who kills a police officer and anyone who helps must be held accountable," the former secretary of state said.

    Clinton said the recent killings of police officers in Dallas and now in Baton Rouge threaten the ability of the nation to make progress. She says police "represent the rule of law itself. If you take aim at that and them, you take aim at all of us." 

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    She added that,"Perhaps the best way to honor our police is to follow the lead of police departments across the country who are striving to do better."