“we have to bring them to heel”

http://www.thenation.com/article/hillary-clinton-does-not-deserve-black-peoples-votes/

Bill Clinton presided over the largest increase in federal and state prison inmates of any president in American history. Clinton did not declare the War on Crime or the War on Drugs—those wars were declared before Reagan was elected and long before crack hit the streets—but he escalated it beyond what many conservatives had imagined possible. He supported the 100-to-1 sentencing disparity for crack versus powder cocaine, which produced staggering racial injustice in sentencing and boosted funding for drug-law enforcement.

Clinton championed the idea of a federal “three strikes” law in his 1994 State of the Union address and, months later, signed a $30 billion crime bill that created dozens of new federal capital crimes, mandated life sentences for some three-time offenders, and authorized more than $16 billion for state prison grants and the expansion of police forces. The legislation was hailed by mainstream-media outlets as a victory for the Democrats, who “were able to wrest the crime issue from the Republicans and make it their own.” …

Some might argue that it’s unfair to judge Hillary Clinton for the policies her husband championed years ago…  In her support for the 1994 crime bill, for example, she used racially coded rhetoric to cast black children as animals. “They are not just gangs of kids anymore,” she said. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.” …

The 1990s were a different time, and one must put words that were said in the past in the right context. However, speaking as if human beings were just like dogs reminds me very much of Mitt Romney. And it’s an attitude that doesn’t change over time.

Just like black people and Barack Obama, perhaps women are going to be very disappointed in the future if they choose to vote for Mrs. Clinton.

And now, back to real life… 🙂

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4 thoughts on ““we have to bring them to heel”

  1. The US criminal justice system seems pretty shocking for people in other Western countries with people being locked up for life meaning life on the three strikes rule. My friend’s son, who I believe was a drug dealer, was jailed for over 60 years at the age of 21 for shooting at a policeman. The policeman wasn’t injured I believe. Of course he should be given a custodial sentence but for over 60 years? With these whole life sentences there can be no pretence at rehabilitation as if you’re locked up in jail without hope of release what is the point of trying to rehabilitate yourself?

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  2. “They are not just gangs of kids anymore,” she said. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”

    Funny, but that is how I feel about psychopathic predators like Hillary and the rest of the clowns running for high office in the US. Everything you need to know about Clinton in one short video clip:

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