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Green Party Nominee Wants To ‘Explore’ Disarming Police Officers [VIDEO]

Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee for president, on Sunday said she would like to “explore for the future” the idea of taking away guns from police officers in order to “address this scourge of racist violence.”

The liberal candidate has talked about disarming police officers before. Asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” to explain how that would work in a society where there are already millions of guns, Stein said: “Exactly, which is why I used the term something to explore for the future.”

Stein spoke of the “need to actually hold police accountable so that we can address this scourge of racist violence.”

“We are in a violent society,” Stein said. “We’re all being caught in the crossfire. So we’ve actually called for not only a police review board — not only investigators to look into each death at the hands of police — but also to call for a truth and reconciliation commission so that we can address this ongoing climate of fear and racism which, in many ways, has been a continuous line since the institution of slavery, lynchings, Jim Crow and so on into mass incarceration and the epidemic currently of police violence.”

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