Biden Defends ’94 Crime Bill as Trump Rights Its Wrongs

Poverty, prison, parole. Repeat. It’s a vicious cycle that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden helped perpetuate by co-sponsoring the 1994 Crime Bill – and has yet to repent for, even as President Trump tries to right its wrongs in a bipartisan push.
“We do everything but hang people for jaywalking in this bill,” then-Sen. Biden said in 1992, urging its passage.
The 1994 crime bill led to mass incarceration rates across America – especially within African American and Latino communities – by incentivizing states to raise mandatory minimum sentencing and build new prisons. It…

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