(TheRedWire.com) – Former President Bill Clinton and two-time failed Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton can’t help themselves. They weighed in on the April 20 guilty verdict of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin that same day. A jury convicted him of second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder of George Floyd last May. Former President Clinton wrote on Twitter that police needed to recruit better candidates and offer more training. He blamed that and lack of accountability for the problems plaguing law enforcement in the United States and said all people deserve equal treatment under the law. Hillary Clinton concisely echoed her husband’s sentiments.
George Floyd's family and community deserved for his killer to be held accountable.
Today, they got that accountability.
Always and forever, Black lives matter.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 20, 2021
Many blame Bill Clinton for the problems in policing today. In 1994, then-President Clinton signed a now-controversial crime bill into law. The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 added tens of thousands of police on the streets, created a “three-strikes” mandatory life sentence for criminals who earned a third violent or drug conviction and increased incarcerations primarily of Black men.
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