Bill Clinton trades barbs with Black Lives Matter protesters in Philadelphia

Bill Clinton trades barbs with Black Lives Matter protesters in PhiladelphiaFormer President Bill Clinton fired back at Black Lives Matter protesters who repeatedly interrupted him during a campaign event for his wife, Hillary Clinton, in Philadelphia Thursday. “I like protesters, but the ones who won’t let you answer are afraid of the truth,” Clinton said, before attempting to defend some of the more controversial policies of his own presidency, such as the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act, that have prompted activist criticism against Hillary Clinton’s White House bid. Despite having since denounced the legislation — which, more than 20 years after its passage, is widely considered responsible for the problem of mass incarceration in the U.S. — Hillary Clinton’s previous support for the bill has continued to haunt her presidential campaign, as has the comment she made referring to juvenile offenders as “super predators” during her husband’s 1996 primary campaign for reelection.


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