The Black Lives Matter movement is angry with Hillary Clinton over Hillary’s use of the term “Superpredators” in the 1990s to describe young black male criminals.
That term was an integral part of selling the public on tougher criminal sentencing that BLM blames for the current high rates of incarceration for blacks.
We covered the issue when a BLM protester confronted her at a fundraiser in late February, Hillary apologizes for stigmatizing generations of young black men as “superpredators”:
It was a chilling speech in 1996.
Speaking in favor of a new crime bill, Hillary Clinton used the term “superpredator” to describe young, mostly black, men who were residual criminals. While the term was not literally limited to blacks, it came to signify and justify the mass incarceration of young black men under harsh sentencing laws:
“They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘superpredators.’ No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.”
…. So it was inevitable that it would become an issue for the woman who literally coined the phrase.
The issue has come up again, this time with BLM protesters at a Bill Clinton speech. National Review reports:
Bill Clinton argued ferociously against several Black Lives Matter protesters seeking to disrupt a Hillary Clinton campaign event in Philadelphia on Thursday, pointing angrily at the hecklers as he accused them of “defending the people who kill the lives you say matter!”
The former president shouted over the protesters for over more than ten minutes, pushing back on their assertion that his wife’s use of the term “superpredator” in a 1996 crime speech was racist and made her complicit in the murder of African-Americans.
”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 streets to murder other African-American children,” Clinton fumed. “Maybe you thought they were good citizens. She didn’t. She didn’t! You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter! Tell the truth!”
Power Line notes:
… the big story of today is the Big Dog himself, Billy Clinton, going all Sister Souljah on Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted his speech. This is going to leave a mark—on Hillary.
And I suggest every GOP office holder make a point of quoting Bill Clinton incessantly about BLM. This is why he won two elections in the 1990s.
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