Black People Politics : Bill Clinton fires back at Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia

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  1. Liberty

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    Former President Bill Clinton fired back at Black Lives Matter protesters who repeatedly interrupted him during a campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Philadelphia Thursday.

    “I like protesters, but the ones who won’t let you answer are afraid of the truth,” Clinton said, before attempting to defend some of the more controversial policies of his own presidency, such as the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act, that have prompted activist criticism against Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/bill-clinton-fires-back-at-black-lives-matter-214223735.html
     
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    and i was at the dentist......
     
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    President Bill Clinton Gets It Wrong On Mass Incarceration

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    President Bill Clinton doubled down on his 1994 Crime Bill, pulling back from his recent apology for his role in the over incarceration of young African Americans. Instead, today he labeled these youth in similar fashion to his wife’s description 20 years ago, as a type of predator that leads to people being “hopped up on crack.” Mass incarceration has largely been the type of stain on the Clinton legacy with Black Americans that doesn’t wash out with words. Clinton’s bill has left in its wake a trail of devastated African American families cut off from loved ones that have served sentences for nonviolent drug offenses that were decades too long. For former President Bill Clinton to now insinuate that Black Lives Matter protestors are defending murderers and gang leaders, is offensive to a people that have been through so much due to his legislative actions. Yet, here we stand in 2016 hearing the same rhetoric espoused to create the Crime Bill, now being used to justify its abhorrent results. Where as in 1996 Hillary Clinton called young blacks super predators, that is now replaced with Bill Clinton saying,

    I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids
    hopped up on crack and sent them out into the street to murder other African American children — maybe you thought they were good citizens.

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anton...it-wrong-on-mass-incarceration_b_9638934.html
     
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    this election is looking bad.....
     
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    Don't get distracted:

    1. BLM are not doing this at publican events

    2. They have lost their way, even in light of continued police and other abuse. There should have been a contingent in Flint, Mi





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    (The link has been rewritten to omit the following:

    Clinton doubled down on this stance during his speech in Philadelphia Thursday, insisting through interruptions that he had “talked to a lot of African-American groups; they thought black lives mattered,” and even with the addition of harsher sentencing provisions, “they said take this bill because our kids are being shot in the street by gangs.”

    The Clintons just ignorant and stupid. need marriage counseling not campaigning for president.

    Hilary got signs of Attention Deficit Disorder and need to just concentrate on getting well. I would like to see a female president, but not one who forgets what stupid thing she did last.

     
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    i'm beginning to worry. we need somebody to put up against trump. clinton is looking weak.
     
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    You weren't alone. Bill was giving Hillary a root canal without novacaine....LOL
     
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    The Clintons are the ones who seem to be "hopped up on crack". And, the nerve of him to compare their version of mandatory minimum sentencing on non-violent drug charges to murders is so outrageous. I sure hope Sanders calls him out on this specifically, loud and clear. Cuz, it will fly right over some folks heads.

    I am also thinking that this may have been done deliberately, like they did in 1994... sending mixed code messages.... saying one thing to the AA community, and the direct opposite to the whites. Bill has apologized, admitted fault, to AAs. Now he goes 180 degrees with white folks. There are literally people serving life sentences on things like being the middle man in a $10 marijuana sale. You can't equate that to sending a kid out to commit murder.
     
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    Yep, the Dems look really weak. I was thinking the exact same thing. This might be the result of the low voter turn-out from the AA community. They may have said, "Well let's redirect our time and resources to people that are voting". IDK. It's like they threw in the towel.
     
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