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Hillary Clinton on Trayvon Martin: ‘No Mother, No Father Should Have to Fear’

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton says that her prayers are with Trayvon Martin’s family and that no parent should have to fear for children walking down the street.

During a speech on Tuesday, Clinton briefly addressed the verdict involving George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida in February 2012. Zimmerman was found not guilty by a jury on Saturday.

“In a week that I know has brought heartache -- deep, painful heartache -- to many across our country, the solidarity and solace you find here is all the more important,” Clinton said. “My prayers are with the Martin family and with every family who loves someone who is lost to violence. No mother, no father should ever have to fear for their child walking down a street in the United States of America.”

Clinton spoke onstage at a massive convention of the African-American sorority Delta Sigma Theta before more than 10,000 attendees. The convention has been happening all week in Washington, D.C.

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