Bernie Sanders voices concerns about police brutality in Dallas campaign stop

From Dallas Morning News:

Bernie Sanders voices concerns about police brutality in Dallas campaign stop


Staff writer Adam Schrader reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders sought Sunday during a Dallas visit to calm complaints about his response, at a progressive activists gathering this weekend, to concerns about police brutality.

“We want a nation where a young black man or woman can walk down the street without worrying about being falsely arrested, beaten or killed,” Sanders told more than 8,000 people who packed a Sheraton Hotel ballroom to hear him.

Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, has been drawing huge crowds in his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Though he’s unlikely to wrest the nomination from Hillary Clinton, liberal voters concerned about issues such as income inequality and the power of big banks have responded with enthusiasm to the self-described socialist.

But on Saturday, Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, got a less-than-friendly reception at Netroots Nation. Attendees chanting “black lives matter” interrupted the pair, and Sanders at one point threatened to leave. By Sunday afternoon, #berniesoblack was trending on Twitter, as users both mocked Sanders’ response and hailed his progressive agenda.