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Bill Clinton: You are defending Drug Dealers that killed the lives you say matter! (Video)

Clinton was in Philadelphia stumping for his wife and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday, when Black protesters interrupted his event and condemned him for his 1994 Violent Crime Control and Prevention Act, which led to the mass incarceration of Black people.

“Here’s the thing. I like protesters, but the ones that won’t let you answer are afraid of the truth,” Clinton said at Thursday’s rally. “Hillary spent her time trying to get healthcare for poor kids—and who were they? Their lives matter.” 

Further, Clinton touted the benefits of his crime bill. “I had an assault weapons ban in [my version of the bill],” he said. “I had money for inner-city kids, for out of school activities, we had 110,000 police officers so we could put people on the street, not in these military vehicles, and the police would look like the people they were policing.” Moreover, Clinton argued that Republicans would not pass the legislation without more sentencing measures. “I talked to a lot of African-American groups — they thought black lives mattered,” he continued. “They said, ‘Take this bill, because our kids are being shot in the street by gangs. We have 13-year-old kids planning their own funerals.’”

Bill Clinton managed to defend his wife’s “super-predators” remarks, and accuse Black activists of coddling criminals and supporting murderers, a common tactic of #BlackLivesMatter opponents. “I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out into the street to murder other African American children. Maybe you thought they were good citizens—she didn’t.”

“You are defending the people who killed the lives you say matter. Tell the truth,” Clinton added. “The reason they know it’s true is [the protesters] won’t hush. When somebody won’t hush and listen to you, that ain’t democracy. They’re afraid of the truth. Don’t you be afraid of the truth.”

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