White House hopeful Hillary Clinton’s past statements came back to haunt her Wednesday as Black Lives Matter activist Ashley Williams called out the former first lady for supporting a 90’s era crackdown on juvenile crime.
“We want you to apologize for mass incarceration,” Williams demands of Clinton during what the Huffington Post reported was a private fundraiser in Charleston, S.C. “Okay. We’ll talk about it,” the aspiring commander-in-chief offers amid murmurs of disapproval from fans of the Democratic contenders — “You’re being rude,” states one onlooker. “This is not appropriate,” declares another. A chorus of shushing also ensues.
“I’m not a super predator,” Williams fires back, her message reinforced by a social media-ready battle cry (#WhichHillary ).
The confrontation harkens back to comments Clinton made in early 1996 regarding a crime bill then before Congress
signed into law two years earlier .
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