“7” thing Bill Clinton did for African American communities

Worley, Willie, Jr. (Intelligence Journalist)

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"7" Thing Bill Clinton Did for African American Communities By: Honest Willie Worley Jr, Prison Intelligence Cartoonist/Journalist Every once in awhile there comes along a political figure that possess the ability to seduce the masses. Their approach is as smooth as water energizing everyone with a false sense of hydration. We thirst for this political hydration, and before dehydration can kick in, the crinch our political thirst with seductive politics. Bill Clinton was the master of this when it came to solutions in the African American communities. Here are "7" thing Bill Clinton did for African American communities. 1.) President Clinton endorsed the idea of a federal "three strikes and your out law" which he advocated in his 1994 state of the union address. 2.) President Clinton received the $30 billion crime bill in August 1994 Democrats hailed it as a victory. The bill created dozens of federal capital crimes, produced many life sentences to individuals that were three time offenders. 3.) President Clinton authorized more than $16 billion for state prison grants. 4.) President Clinton launched a drug war that was not thought possible, claiming many young African American lives. 5.) President Clinton signed into law the Prison Litigation Reform Act (P.L.R.A.) in 1996. This anti-prisoner law works to limit prisoners access to the federal courts. 6.) President Clinton tenure in Washington slashed funding for public housing by $17 billion (a reduction of 61 percent and boosted corrections by $19 billion (an increase of 171 percent effectively making the construction of prisons the nations main housing program for the urban poor. 7.) President Clinton administration's 'tough on crime' policies resulted in the largest increases in federal and state prison inmates of any president in American history. In 1992 Presidential candidate Bill Clinton vowed that he would never allow a Republican to be tougher on crime then him. A week after declaring his toughness of crime, Clinton flew to Arkansas to oversee the execution of Ricky Ray Rector, a mentally impaired black man. When he was elected Clinton endorsed the idea of a federal three strikes and you're out law. Clinton administration's 'tough on crime policies resulted in the largest increase in federal and state prisoners in any President American history. N.I.A.A.C Polito Comix

Author: Worley, Willie, Jr. (Intelligence Journalist)

Author Location: North Carolina

Date: 2013

Genre: Essay

Extent: 3 pages

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