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Hillary Clinton: Frayed bonds of trust led to Missouri teen's shooting death, violent protests

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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) (The Associated Press)

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    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) (The Associated Press)

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    Nexenta CEO Tarkan Maner, left, presents former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton with a pair of his company's trademark orange sneakers during the Nexenta OpenSDx Summit Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) (The Associated Press)

Hillary Rodham Clinton says the fatal shooting of an unarmed Missouri teenager and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in his racially divided community.

Thursday's remarks in San Francisco were the former secretary of state's first comments about Michael Brown's Aug. 9 death in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

As a potential Democratic presidential candidate, Clinton has been criticized for waiting so long to talk about the black teen's shooting by a white police officer.

In a speech to a technology group, Clinton criticized the shooting and the numerous tense confrontations between protesters and heavily armed police.

She says U.S. streets shouldn't look like war zones.