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After Weeks of Silence, Hillary Clinton Spoke Out on Ferguson — and She Didn’t Hold Back

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco. Clinton discussed gun control, international relations and race inequality on Thursday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) AP Photo/Noah Berger

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Oliver Darcy.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco. Clinton discussed gun control, international relations and race inequality on Thursday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Thursday's remarks in San Francisco were the former secretary of state's first comments about Michael Brown's Aug. 9 death in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

As a potential Democratic presidential candidate, Clinton has been criticized for waiting so long to talk about the black teen's shooting by a white police officer.

In a speech to a technology group, Clinton criticized the shooting and the numerous tense confrontations between protesters and heavily armed police.

She says U.S. streets shouldn't look like war zones.

One last thing…
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