Hillary Clinton‘s Presidential campaign is under fire due to a bill signed into affect in 1994. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act was signed in to law by Hilary Clinton’s husband President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994.
Two decades later the bill is affected Hilary Clinton’s campaign. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act dealt with crime and law enforcement by providing 100,000 new police officers, $9.7 billion funding for prisons, and $6.1 billion in funding for prevention programs. The bill also contained the federal assault weapons ban, eliminated inmate education programs, expanded the federal death penalty and codified “three strikes” sentencing mandating at the federal level.
The Bill has brought attention to the Democratic party. Vice President Joe Biden authored this 1994 bill with support from 2016 Democratic candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act affected the black community immensely. Nick Turner of Versa stated, “If you’re a black baby born today, you have a 1 in 3 chance of spending some time in prison or jail,” Turner said. “If you’re Latino, it’s a 1 in 6 chance. And if you’re white, it’s 1 in 17. And so coming to terms with these disparities and reversing them, I would argue, is not only a matter of fairness and justice but it’s, I would argue, a matter of national security.”
Two decades later and President Clinton is clashing with Black Lives Matters protestors. Watch the video below as President Clinton responds to the Black Lives Matters protestors.