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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:07 PM

Hillary threw Bill under the bus last night. Watch.

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Reply Hillary threw Bill under the bus last night. Watch. (Original post)
Punkingal Apr 2016 OP
oasis Apr 2016 #1
NCTraveler Apr 2016 #2
loyalsister Apr 2016 #3

Response to Punkingal (Original post)

Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:15 PM

1. Hillary was merely getting the FACTS out knowing how many

Bernie supporters are prone to engage in history revision.

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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:17 PM

2. Interesting that is your takeaway.

 

If that is your takeaway, we can just say she was making a run at Sanders supporters. lol.

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Fri Apr 15, 2016, 12:34 PM

3. Speaking of throwing people under the bus

Hillary knew and Bill knew exactly what would happen with the crime bill because numerous legislators (ie Bernie Sanders) and civil rights attorneys pointed it out.

Nothing about the crime bill was unintended....

Here’s the reality: In the late 1980s and early ’90s, the thriving crack market, combined with massive unregulated gun trafficking, drove a catastrophic spike in the murder rate in many inner cities. But except for a handful of provisions—assault-weapons regulation, grants for community policing and hiring cops—most of the 1994 crime bill had nothing to do with that problem. To read the bill’s full text today feels like stumbling upon a prophecy calling out everything that has since gone wrong with the criminal-justice system:

Subsidies for state prison expansion

A brutally inflexible federal three-strikes law ensuring that record numbers of prisoners would remain locked up for nonviolent and second-tier felonies

Abolition of federal Pell grants for prisoners’ college tuition, ensuring that paroled offenders return to their communities without having had a chance to advance their education past high school

Enthusiastic promotion of mandatory minimum sentences

13-year-old offenders tried as adults

A vastly expanded federal death penalty, imposed just as growing numbers of states were backing away from capital punishment

A tidal wave of military gear arriving at local police departments, bigger than the arsenals of many nations

None of this—contrary to this year’s campaign mythology—was a fait accompli. Back in 1994, criminologists, civil-rights lawyers, community activists, and members of Congress all fought against various provisions of the bill. A hundred and sixty-nine members of the House, including Representative Ron Dellums, co-founder of the Congressional Black Caucus, voted against it. So did 34 senators. That it passed at all was a tribute to the Clinton administration’s cynical decision to bundle mandatory minimums and prison expansion with the Violence Against Women Act and weapons regulation, making it harder for uneasy progressives to just say no.

- See more at: http://portside.org/2016-04-12/%ef%bb%bf-nothing-about-1994-crime-bill-was-unintentional#sthash.YW0adRem.OBKj0h8L.dpuf


Yet, Hillary still doesn't have the decency to promote decriminalizing marijuana.

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