Based on an interview of President Obama by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, April 10, 2016
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(All words are from the CNN account of the April 7 incident)
(CNN) Bill Clinton traded verbal shots with Black Lives Matter in Philadelphia
Protesters shouted "black youth are not super predators," a phrase then-first lady Hillary Clinton used in a 1996 speech about violent crime by young people
They heckled Bill Clinton for the 1994 crime bill that cracked down on gangs but put more non-violent offenders in prison for longer stays
Protesters shouted over Clinton, ignoring his responses and invoking ties to Wall Street Clinton said, "I love protesters -- but the ones that won't let you answer are afraid of the truth. That's a simple rule.”
He said tougher criminal penalties were necessary to get Republicans on board with the bill, which also included an assault weapons ban, money for police officers and out-of-school activities for inner-city children "I talked to a lot of African-American groups. They thought black lives mattered; they said take this bill because our kids are being shot in the street by gangs.”
He defended Hillary Clinton's use of the phrase "super predators.” "I don't know how you would characterize gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack, and sent them out in the streets to murder other African-American children," the former president said. “Maybe you thought they were good citizens -- she didn’t.”
Hillary Clinton was confronted by protesters earlier this year over use of the term. "They are often the kinds of kids that are called 'super predators,'" Clinton said in a 1996 speech, when crime was a major public concern, according to polls at the time
"No conscience, no empathy, we can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel." After the protest incident in February, Clinton's campaign put out a statement saying she shouldn't have used those words
in a 1996 speech when crime was a major public concern according to polls at the time
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