Hillary Clinton should be in Charlotte, North Carolina, despite the city mayor’s reluctance to have the presidential candidates there [“Peaceful protest at N.C. stadium,” News, Sept. 26]. I want to know how, as president, Clinton would use existing resources to end the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers.

Leaders take charge during crises: Robert F. Kennedy’s speech in Indianapolis helped prevent violence on the night the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in 1968. Kennedy’s Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration initiative, launched in 1964, addressed economic decay akin to what was revealed after protests over police shootings in Ferguson, Baltimore, Milwaukee and elsewhere.

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How would Clinton use legislation, executive orders, federal resources and her own bully pulpit to help?

Michael McQuillanBrooklyn

Editor’s note: The writer contributes to police-community relations coverage for the History News Network.