Let’s be clear - this kerfuffle about the 1995 Crime Bill is a distraction. The convo needs to be about Joe Biden’s horrible legacy shaping the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, a follow-on to his failed 1982 Biden-Thurmond bill (which Reagan vetoed).
This Biden gem set in motion the legacy of over-policing and police brutality across the country. Brutal for black communities. It “curtailed access to bail; eliminated parole; created a sentencing commission; expanded civil asset forfeiture; & increased funding for states.”
Biden also “helped lead the push for the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, which lengthened sentences for many offenses, created the infamous 100:1 crack versus cocaine sentencing disparity, and provided new funds for the escalating drug war.”
“Eventually, with [Biden’s] co-sponsorship of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, his long-sought-after drug czar position was created. These and other laws lengthened sentences at the federal level and contributed to an explosion of federal imprisonment...” 
“In short, these laws [pushed by Biden for more than a decade] increased the likelihood that more people would end up in cages and for longer.”

He “ain’t” a friend to black people #BLEXIT


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