Paul Rand blames Bill Clinton for 'locking up a generation of black men'

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Republcian presidential candidate fired some serious shots on Wednesday at Hillary Rodham Clinton, blaming her husband’s policies as the main culprit in “putting a generation of black men” in prisons that altered and deteriorated the urban landscape for decades.
Rand, taking aim at leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is planning to use former President Clinton’s record against her during the upcoming primaries and debates.
Rand, a junior senator from Kentucky, told The Hill he plans to compete with Clinton in Philadelphia, where Democrats have a 7-to-1 registration advantage, and other impoverished cities with his support for criminal justice reform as leverage.
If you recall in an earlier Atlanta Daily World report, Bill Clinton apologized earlier this month for signing the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which created the “three strikes” provision that mandated life sentences for criminals convicted of a violent felony after two or more prior convictions, including drug crimes.
“The problem is the way it was written and implemented is we cast too wide a net and we had too many people in prison,” Clinton said. “And we wound up…putting so many people in prison that there wasn’t enough money left to educate them, train them for new jobs and increase the chances when they came out so they could live productive lives.”
Clinton’s tried to be proactive in order to protect his aspiring wife, who stated during one of her first policy addresses that the nation’s criminal justice system focuses too much on incarceration.
According to CNN, Hillary Clinton said that “keeping them behind bars does little to reduce crime, but it does a lot to tear apart families. Our prisons and our jails are now our mental health institutions.”
Paul said he wants to overhaul the “mandatory minimum” sentencing as part of his overall criminal justice system reform campaign.
Paul noted that in such cities as the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., the black women to men differential is glaringly large because of the high percentage of black men behind bars.
The GOP hopeful also wants to give judges more discretion in sentencing on non-violent drug offenses, which includes lower sentences to ease prison and jail overcrowding.
The Hill also said Paul will attempt to blister Clinton about her vision resuscitating vast urban wastelands.
 

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