BUTTIGIEG: Because I couldn't get it done. Until we move policing out from the shadow of systemic racism, we will be left with the bigger problem of the fact that there is a wall of mistrust put up one racist act at a time.
Gov. John HICKENLOOPER (former mayor of Denver): I think that the question they're asking in South Bend and I think across the country is why has it taken so long? We had a shooting when I first became mayor, 10 years before Ferguson. And the community came together and we created an Office of the Independent Monitor, a Civilian Oversight Commission, and we diversified the police force in two years. We actually did de-escalation training. I think the real question that America should be asking is why, five years after Ferguson, every city doesn't have this level of police accountability.
HICKENLOOPER: If you'd ever told me any time in my life that this country would sanction federal agents to take children from the arms of their parents, put them in cages, actually put them up for adoption--in Colorado, we call that kidnapping--I would have told you it was unbelievable. And the first thing we have to do is recognize the humanitarian crisis on the border for what it is. We make sure that there are the sufficient facilities in place so that women and children are not separated from their families, that children are with their families. We have to make sure that ICE is completely reformed and they begin looking at their job in a humanitarian way, where they're addressing the whole needs of the people that they are engaged with, and we have to make sure ultimately that we provide not just shelter, but food, clothing, and access to medical care.
The above quotations are from NBC News, "Decision 2020," the Democratic candidates debate,|
live from the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami, Florida, June 26-27, 2019..
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