Hillary Clinton says “We Have Allowed Our Criminal Justice System To Get Out Of Balance”

Hillary Clinton was in Boston, speaking at the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Thursday when she began to speak of the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and in New York.

Each of us has to grapple with some hard truths about race and justice in America. Because despite all the progress we’ve made together, African-Americans, and most particularly, African-American men, are still more likely to be stopped and searched by police, charge with crimes, and sentenced to longer prison terms.

The United States has less than 5% of the world’s population, yet we have almost 25% of the world’s total prison population… It is because we have allowed our criminal justice system to get out of balance. And I personally hope that these tragedies give us the opportunity to come together as a nation to find our balance again.