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Sat Jun 4, 2016, 04:40 PM Jun 2016

The Clinton Dynasty's Horrific Legacy: More Drug War, More Prisons [View all]

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The explosion of the prison system under Bill Clinton’s version of the “War on Drugs” is impossible to dispute. The total prison population rose by 673,000 people under Clinton’s tenure — or by 235,000 more than it did under President Ronald Reagan, according to a study by the Justice Policy Institute. “Under President Bill Clinton, the number of prisoners under federal jurisdiction doubled, and grew more than it did under the previous 12-years of Republican rule,combined,” states the JPI report (italics theirs). The federal incarceration rate in 1999, the last year of the Democrat’s term, was 42 per 100,000 — more than double the federal incarceration rate at the end of President Reagan’s term (17 per 100,000), and 61 percent higher than at the end of President George Bush’s term (25 per 100,000), according to JPI.


Inconvenient truths.
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K&R!!! n/t RKP5637 Jun 2016 #1
This post belongs in GD Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 #2
Message auto-removed Name removed Jun 2016 #3
Because it is cheaper than making sure the family has a good job, education, decent and jtuck004 Jun 2016 #5
Post removed Post removed Jun 2016 #12
Exactly...nt joeybee12 Jun 2016 #13
And you support an old white woman.... Delver Rootnose Jun 2016 #18
Thank you randy. Ya saved me some time. jtuck004 Jun 2016 #21
Jury results coming warrprayer Jun 2016 #31
Drum roll.... warrprayer Jun 2016 #34
More garabge from alternet...not sure if right-wing fascism joeybee12 Jun 2016 #4
Ask his victims. n/t jtuck004 Jun 2016 #6
Ask the people who supported the crime bill... joeybee12 Jun 2016 #10
Senator Bench Warmer has lost... Ned_Devine Jun 2016 #78
Yeah, garbage. Pfffft. These are real people. Real people. libdem4life Jun 2016 #7
Thanks for the well-thought out response joeybee12 Jun 2016 #8
Right who cares about the people...and yeah, I didn't have to think libdem4life Jun 2016 #15
.that^ 840high Jun 2016 #46
+1000 Unbelievable. The gall. nt phazed0 Jun 2016 #108
You DO know the definition of "fascism", don't you? Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 #9
Thank you, I do... joeybee12 Jun 2016 #11
I'm not concerned at all... Cooley Hurd Jun 2016 #14
You have no idea what fascism is. Left, right, center up or down. libdem4life Jun 2016 #16
Some Of Us Have Friends That Went To Prison billhicks76 Jun 2016 #23
My son was a victim of the Clinton drug war! Fuck their shit! Dont call me Shirley Jun 2016 #29
+1 Yes, fuck their shit.. phazed0 Jun 2016 #109
Really. Why don't people zentrum Jun 2016 #57
Left wing fascism? Please explain that one to me. n/t A Simple Game Jun 2016 #62
A well established term... at least from the 1960's.. phazed0 Jun 2016 #111
It's difficult to tell the difference any more liberal N proud Jun 2016 #77
Let's sow more discord and discontent Cary Jun 2016 #17
So the onus is not on the Clintons for doing horrific shit, it's on those who mention it? Fumesucker Jun 2016 #47
Attention... Cary Jun 2016 #92
Actually Hitchens was by far the biggest influence on my thinking about the Clintons Fumesucker Jun 2016 #93
Many government officials were involved in the increase of the incarceration rate during that time.. George II Jun 2016 #19
Everyone Was Doing It billhicks76 Jun 2016 #24
Are you familiar with all the legislators that voted for the crime bill.... George II Jun 2016 #30
Can we move on already? Zambero Jun 2016 #20
No False Equivalency billhicks76 Jun 2016 #25
The false equivalency IS: Zambero Jun 2016 #28
Everyone knows the implication of the OP, another attempt at hitting "Clinton" : George II Jun 2016 #32
Sorry but Hillary never would have had her position as Senator, or Sercretary of State if it were avaistheone1 Jun 2016 #63
That's what Trump has been spouting Zambero Jun 2016 #106
She didn't have to sign the bill, or be a senator, passiveporcupine Jun 2016 #79
A few unfortunate words in there. Jesus Malverde Jun 2016 #101
This used to be called McCarthyism Zambero Jun 2016 #107
Don't forget 2 for the price of 1, the copresidency aikoaiko Jun 2016 #110
it sure is NJCher Jun 2016 #35
.+1 840high Jun 2016 #48
So do I! SammyWinstonJack Jun 2016 #58
We can, but the people who were imprisoned, the lives broken, they still are. We just gonna jtuck004 Jun 2016 #45
the Hatred for Hillary Hysteria really overrides "The Chosen One" bullshit Skittles Jun 2016 #59
Exactly Gman Jun 2016 #99
The is the sort of post that will likely be disappearing from the DU come June 16th Tarc Jun 2016 #22
Might or might not work out like people think. "Granovetter (1973) argued that within a social netwo jtuck004 Jun 2016 #37
"...is that you need our votes..." Tarc Jun 2016 #64
Thought provoking. Thank you. chknltl Jun 2016 #104
The article doesn't even mention Plan Colombia. noamnety Jun 2016 #26
Perhaps because that had little effect on the incarceration rate in the US..... George II Jun 2016 #36
Yeah, that was kinda my point. noamnety Jun 2016 #52
There's a lot of revisionism about the Clinton era on DU the past few months... Blue_Tires Jun 2016 #27
yeah. this one was posted because poster is upset Clinton JI7 Jun 2016 #53
What??? arikara Jun 2016 #102
Interesting phrasing when "The" is used instead of "Bill" in the title. LonePirate Jun 2016 #33
Also interesting is that the administration of a President who was then re-elected.... George II Jun 2016 #39
Their wives returned to the WH as POTUS? Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #41
I don't know of any wives who returned to the White House as President. And only one child... George II Jun 2016 #42
So my point is Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #72
So you're agreeing with my premise that just because a President serves two terms... George II Jun 2016 #89
Bush is certainly a dynasty. Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #100
With the exception of Teddy awoke_in_2003 Jun 2016 #113
They were sold as a team in the 90's Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #40
Correct. 840high Jun 2016 #50
No, they were not sold as team in the 90s. You are mistaken. LonePirate Jun 2016 #61
Two for the price of one Fumesucker Jun 2016 #67
A joint interview on 60 Minutes does make her a co-President. LonePirate Jun 2016 #74
"Hillary Clinton will say anything and change nothing" -Barack Obama Fumesucker Jun 2016 #81
And here I thought the hardcore Bernie crowd hated Obama because he represents the establishment. LonePirate Jun 2016 #83
I don't for a moment think Bernie will be the nominee Fumesucker Jun 2016 #86
I appreciate that you have accepted the reality of the situation. Thank you for that. LonePirate Jun 2016 #91
No, I'm not. Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #71
Couple this with lifetime limits on "welfare" and Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #38
Yes. +1 840high Jun 2016 #51
No, CONGRESS built that "pipeline", and Sanders was one who voted for it. George II Jun 2016 #55
And who had the final say? Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #60
What? Hillary Clinton was a civilian not in government, Clinton was President (non-voting).... George II Jun 2016 #65
So the Clinton's did not sell themselves as a team in 96? Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #66
If the legislation wasn't passed Clinton wouldn't have had a chance to sign it..... George II Jun 2016 #68
Ok, so which is it? Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #69
Yes. George II Jun 2016 #90
Perfect. Cassiopeia Jun 2016 #96
Such drama Gman Jun 2016 #43
the failed, life-destroying clusterfuck known as the drug war is "drama"? Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #70
Yes drama Gman Jun 2016 #98
k/r thanks 840high Jun 2016 #44
The Clinton "dynasty." You must be assuming Hillary will win. pnwmom Jun 2016 #49
"Don't Punish Clinton, Sanders for 1994 Crime Bill" Lady_Chat Jun 2016 #54
What Clinton Dynasty? Mike Nelson Jun 2016 #56
So You Would Rather Have Had A Second Bush the Smarter Term Wolf Frankula Jun 2016 #73
More Right wing attacks of Clintons,,, Cryptoad Jun 2016 #75
Alternet is not Right Wing. nt JEB Jun 2016 #97
Sanders legacy to send nuclear waste to Hispanic town beachbumbob Jun 2016 #76
What happened to that nuclear waste? Is it safely stored? Where? immoderate Jun 2016 #82
After the house passed the bill...Sen Paul wellstone led the charge to beachbumbob Jun 2016 #84
Not what I asked. Where's the nuke? immoderate Jun 2016 #85
What part don't you understand...sanders cosponsored a bill to allow beachbumbob Jun 2016 #88
So this nuclear waste is now floating around somewhere, but not is Texas. Where did it go? immoderate Jun 2016 #95
Actually the crime bill arrivedcon Clinton's desk with a veto proof numbers. We know Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #80
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #87
The major achievements of Bill's administration: Beowulf Jun 2016 #94
Well you got a few more days to push that line here. upaloopa Jun 2016 #103
I like cupcakes! johnp3907 Jun 2016 #105
And Bernie voted for those crime bills BainsBane Jun 2016 #112
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