Friday, June 19, 2015

Police-community tensions: A pressing issue that most presidential candidates don't like talking about

The many candidates running to lead America are saying little, if anything, about how they would handle one of America's most pressing challenges.

A string of deadly police encounters in cities across the country -- including in Cleveland, where Republicans will gather next year to officially select their presidential nominee -- demands questions about race relations and criminal justice reforms.

But national reporters covering the crowded 2016 field have at times seemed more preoccupied with whether White House hopefuls would attend a gay wedding or, with the benefit of hindsight, whether they would have invaded Iraq in 2003.

The asks are few. The answers are even fewer.

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