Bill Clinton unleashed a torrent of angry rhetoric at Black Lives Matter protesters Thursday during a campaign speech for his wife in Philadelphia after demonstrators condemned him and his wife for supporting his crime bill.
CNN reports that the protesters interrupted Clinton, who was campaigning for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton. Yelling that Black youth are not super predators, protesters took issue “with a phrase then-first lady Hillary Clinton used in a 1996 speech about violent crime committed by young people,” notes the report.
The protesters also criticized Bill Clinton for the 1994 crime bill he signed into law as president that most blame for the mass incarceration of African Americans.
“You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter,” he said, writes the news outlet. He also defended his wife’s use of term “super predators,” the report says.
Bill Clinton defended his wife’s civil rights legacy, pointing to her “work on school desegregation in Alabama with the Children’s Defense Fund at age 27, saying she was instrumental to ending a practice that allowed white school leaders to exclude black students,” the report says.
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