Tim Kaine says, ‘America Needs to have a Talk about Racial Tension with a Calm and Peaceful Spirit’

Tim Kaine. Credit: US Naval Institute via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
Tim Kaine. Credit: US Naval Institute via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine says the list of black men fatally shot by police has “grown too long” and America needs to have a talk about racial tension with a “calm and peaceful spirit.”

Kaine said he and running mate Hillary Clinton are dedicated to building stronger bridges between police and the communities they serve. He was responding to violent protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, following police shootings of black men there and in Oklahoma.

Kaine made the comments during a rally Thursday at the University of Nevada, Reno. Kaine did not mention Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump when discussing the protests and shootings.

Trump said Thursday the Charlotte protests show that the U.S. is a “wounded country” and called for a “national anti-crime agenda.”

Source: The AP