Vice President Biden ‘Not Ashamed’ of 1994 Crime Bill: ‘Black Lives Really Do Matter’
In a recent interview with CNBC, Vice President Joe Biden was asked if he was ashamed of the 1994 crime bill he helped pass — stating that the bill has “restored American cities.”
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has come under fire for referring to Black children who commit crime as ‘super predators’ while promoting the bill in the 1990s. The Bill has become an Achilles heel for the Clinton campaign.
Now, Biden defends the bill that put 100,000 cops on the street and created drug courts. The bill has been considered a major factor in the harsh sentences on Black people who have used drugs.
“When community policing was working, neighborhoods were not only safer but they were more harmonious,” Biden said. “They were engaged in the neighborhood, which built confidence so that the African-American woman, living in a corner alone where the drug deal’s going down in front of her house, literally used to have your phone number as a cop.”