Hillary Clinton talks about Sherman Park violence during campaign stop

Clinton: "We've got urgent work to do"
Posted at 2:34 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 15:34:34-04

Milwaukee's weekend violence has now become part of the narrative in the presidential race. 

Hillary Clinton took time during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania Monday to mention the incidents in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

Milwaukee has received national attention for the violence that followed the fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith.

"Look at what’s happening in Milwaukee right now. We’ve got urgent work to do to rebuild trust between police and communities, and get back to the fundamental principle that everyone should have respect for the law and be respected by the law," Clinton said during her speech.

It's not the first time Clinton has addressed hot-button Milwaukee issues. 

Clinton spoke about the need for stricter gun laws and their relation to violence in poverty-stricken areas during a campaign stop in Milwaukee in March.

“I think if we stop any of the killings by changing the laws, that’s a big step forward,” Clinton said in March.

Clinton has also spoke numerous about Milwaukee's Dontre Hamilton, who was killed by a police officer in Red Arrow Park in April 2014. Hamilton's mother also spoke at the Democratic National Convention. 

Donald Trump has yet to mention the Milwaukee unrest in any campaign speeches, but with a Wisconsin appearance scheduled Thursday, that will likely change.