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Black Lives Matters protesters disrupted Bill Clinton’s speech in Philadelphia today – and the former POTUS ended up in a contentious exchange with the activists that lasted for about 10 minutes.

Thursday’s protest appears to be about Clinton’s “three-strikes law.” A protester yelled that Clinton “should be charged with crimes against humanity.”

“I love protesters,” the former president said repeatedly during the confrontation. “I looooooove protesters. Except when they won’t let you answer them.”

“I talked to a lot of African-Americans groups. They thought black lives mattered,” he said of his discussions about 1994’s Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which Biden wrote and Clinton signed into law. “They said, ‘Take this bill. Because our children are being shot in the street by gangs. We have 13-year-old kids planning their own funerals.’

“She don’t want to hear any of that,” Clinton said, referring to one of the protesters.

He then rattled off the lower crime rates that he said resulted from the legislation.

“We had a 46-year low in the deaths of people by gun violence, and who do you think those lives were, that mattered? Whose lives were saved, that mattered?”

Clinton cited the economic boom of the 90s, arguing, “If you think it was bad in the 1990s . . . you ought to go with [the Republicans]. Otherwise, you better elect Hillary to be president.”

Referring to a female protester, Clinton continued: “I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped on crack and sent them out onto the street to murder other African-American children. Maybe you think they’re good citizens, but she didn’t. You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter. Tell the truth.”

“The reason they know it’s true, is that they won’t hush,” Clinton said about the protesters. “When somebody won’t hush and listen to you, that ain’t democracy. They’re afraid of the truth. Don’t you be afraid of the truth.”

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52 thoughts on “Bill Clinton Goes Head To Head With Protestors In Philadelphia [WATCH]

  1. I for one didn’t expect President Obama to be a savior (nor any other President for that matter). And, neither will Hillary, or Trump be one. They ALL talk smack, and say they will create jobs, etc….when in reality generally speaking they can’t do jack. But UNINFORMED people believe them because uninformed people can’t find their own way…….if they did they would know the different in truths, and people with HUGE talking points

  2. Not defending either side on this issue. It would be helpful if the family members of the victims of those violent crimes in the late 80’s into the 90’s can be heard. It would be very interesting to hear their feelings about that Crime Bill. One thing to consider is regardless of what law is being passed in America, someone typically will always end up getting hurt by that new law. More accurately, anytime you create a law that involves increasing “Police Action/Presence” in a community, those officers are likely instructed (or encouraged) to “produce results” which amounts to heavy-handed enforcement of the law, resulting in community outrage toward the Police all the way up to the White House. President Clinton signed that bill into law, BUT he was not the author…Congress was. It is somewhat unfair to simply blame him, and then pass that blame to Hillary, as she did not hold political office at that time.

  3. Bill, just chill out with a truly fine cigar: the fine El Presidente Cigar, with its own latex tip to protect us against exposure to dangerous bodily fluids (in these times of HIV, ebola, and zika) and harmful second-hand smoke. El Presidente fine cigars: “Safe Sex, Safe Smoke.”
    I lived in SE Washington DC on Mellon Street (MLK next to Malcolm X by Popeyes) and at the 801 men’s shelter on MLK, then moved to NE DC for two years on 18th and Benning Rd by Hechinger Mall. Not much gun violence, much less than in the late 80s and 90s when crack was king, though it’s been getting a little worse lately, from what my friends tell me…
    I’ve been in Vegas for the past year, and word on the street is that the Crips and Bloods from LA are fighting local Vegas gangs for control of the drugs….shootings almost every day, though many are domestic, some are drug-related.
    We should legalize most drugs to take away the gangs’ money and motive for violence, though I’m afraid Big Pharma will jack up prices as they’ve been doing for decades with prescription drugs. Not sure who is greedier, Big Pharma or the street gangs….

  4. Honestly on said:

    Cave n!@@ers and brain washed negros will disparage Black Lives Matters, yet say nothing about neanderthal ape terrorist organizations like the kkk and aryan brotherhood marching throughout this country calling people of color n!@@ers, spics, chinks, sand n!@@ers and kikes. Many of these depraved racist are members of flawed enforcement. They get to hunt and kill with impunity. All the
    wishful thinking in the world will not change the absolute reality of racism upon which this country was built. The so called founding fathers were genocidal racist savages who engaged in the wanton slaughter of Nubians to gain personal wealth. These amoral cave apes have no right to lecture anyone. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  5. My ppl are a trip. We can’t treat each other right. As far as the comment about giving us separation, reparation and our own kingdom, I do not want to live in an all black kingdom. You must be kidding me. All the things we do to each other? Really? We still have not learned and besides we got bigger fish to fry. There will never be a president who legislates exactly how you want or agree with everything they do. Never!!! You have to weight the good against the bad. I love the current POTUS but do not agree with everything he has done. Right now we have bigger fish to fry and until blacks know how to treat each other we will always be where we are until Kingdom Come.

    • Ivan Cohen on said:

      Can you elaborate as to what the bigger fish to fry are? The things we do to each other are taken from white society, also known in some circles as mainstream society. Black people have, truth be told, let President Obama off the hook. Everybody was so gaga to see a person of color in the White House until the idea of making demands on this president never crossed their minds. Well he is in the last year of his term in office and what do we have to show for it other than a feel good moment?

      • Ivan: EXACTLY HOW HAVE BLACK PEOPLE LET PRESIDENT OBAMA OFF THE HOOK??!! PLEASE ELABORATE AS TO EXACTLY WHAT YOU EXPECT HIM TO DO…..THAT HE HASN’T ALREADY DONE. You sound like Tavis, and West (always looking for someone to do something for Black people). I’m Black…..and, don’t expect any special treatment from any President. Most people don’t realize that there are limitations on what ANY PRESIDENT CAN DO. Please STOP the BS Ivan.

  6. Jana on said:

    Please read the Clinton’s record on the laws passed, their adverse impact not only on the Black Community but on the nation. It takes years for Bad policies to hit the country and Glass Stegal a law that was there to prevent the collapse of Wallstreet was removed by this administration, thus many lost retirements, 401 ks’ homes so much damage. The Black community must get informed and read, get familiar with how these folks vote in congress and how those votes casts affect your families. The answer to all these questions are in the votes cast or laws signed in DC. Our children are attempting to right the ship perhaps not the manner you would handle it but it’s their generation and they need our support. So support, pray for them, they have the facts, they have done their home work. If you want to help the community get informed so many do not and think Clinton’s policies were great, however, they were not and Black Children don’t have to be made to “Heal” God would never approve. Be Blessed and get informed and stop calling young people names

    • Ignat Albany on said:

      I want to thank Mr. Clinton for Welfare Reform. They sent all the Mama to work outside the home and left it up to the streets to raise the children. I’m sure he sees this as quite the accomplishment. The companies employing these mothers know that they don’t have to respect them or give them a fair wage, because they’re locked in with no where to go.

  7. GerryAShelton on said:

    >>>My best friend’s step-aunt makes $87 hourly on the computer using his Facebook Account. She has been out of work for nine months but last month her paycheck was $12968 just working on the computer for a few hours….
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  8. Honestly on said:

    Head cave n!@@er in charge bill clinton, the liar, adulterer and racist. This hypocrite tells someone to tell the truth, this neanderthal ape wouldn’t know the truth if it were manifested in a pit bull and bit his ass out. clinton and the truth are light years apart. The truth of the matter is that this is a violent country from the inner city, suburbs and hinterlands and no lie that any cave n!@@er can tell will dispute this fact. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

      • Amber on said:

        The Clintons are not racist. As for being liars and adultery, then you just ruled out most people to be president. No one is perfect nor do I expect anyone be even if that person is close to being perfect. I still say Clinton did a good job as president.

  9. voteforwhoyouwant on said:

    Let’s just accept the truth about ourselves, stop blaming others, we want better we have to do better.

    • Ivan Cohen on said:

      Until those so-called “lemmings” came along, black folks had the tendency to let things slide. In essence, they were push-overs.

  10. Go ahead and sit home on election day since we all know that’s what you are going to do. Just let The Donald run the country into the ground. You won’t support Clinton. You show up to Dem rallies and complain while the Republicans are getting ready to take big dump on the entire democracy. Statistics show you only ever showed up for two elections. The one that involved the black guy. You won’t be here for this one since there is no black person to vote for. You think it’s bad now? Get a big wiff of what your future Justice Department will be like under Donald Trump.

    • Lorraine on said:

      you don’t no me I’m a baby boomer have been voting ever since I was eligible to vote which was at that time twenty one. I do intend to vote just not for Hillary I don’t need to vote someone in that is going to push bad policies for my community burn me once shame u burn me twice shame on me. I just won’t be voting for Hillary.

    • Ivan Cohen on said:

      Donald Trump will run the Republican party into the ground first. When people see that, he can kiss the Presidency good bye.

  11. Lorraine on said:

    How do African Americans still support the clintons Bill said Obama was a joke, told Ted Kennedy ten years ago Barack would be serving them coffee, he signed the crime bill pushed nafta, signed welfare reform bill, did away with glass segal that allowed banks to give out pedatary loans that bankrupt our communities. But I guess we like Bill Clinton have his sister soulja moments at our expense will not be voting for Hillary

    • You mean the President that left us with the biggest surplus of our generation? The one that balanced the books for once? The guy that didn’t drag us into war? Yeah what a horrid president.

    • Ivan Cohen on said:

      Some of us remember the Sister Souljah moment and no Bill Clinton is not going to politically defecate on the black electorate this time. They are on to him and Hillary.

  12. @ Pee Johnson
    On and on… amazingly instead of exposing what it is you seek to expose…
    You actually expose yourself.
    I simply laugh at you.

  13. demp109 on said:

    I hope this group will become more active in their communities instead of on twitter, facebook, TV, rallies, etc. They need the respect of their communities, and it is earned, not a given for just having a slogan.

  14. meli on said:

    Just like he race-baited Sistah SoulJah, Bill Clinton is now race-baiting Black Lives Matter. And black people are so sheep like they will continue to support the Clintons. We are a sorry group of people!

    • Amber on said:

      Meli, please. I judge people based on thier INTENSIONS when they speak about our community. When someone speaks about blacks but is trying to use that to bring down someone else like Foxnews (Foxnews try to use black issues to because they do not like President Obama and will use issues in the black community to push thier dislike for President Obama and others- yet this is the same network that is pushing Donald Trump, I do NOT want to hear what they have to say; however, if if is someone who worked the tail off in our community and have done work in our community like the Clintons, yes, I am willing to listen.

    • Amber on said:

      Also, many of us know how to “agree to disagree”. I do not agree with everything CLinton do or have done but many things I do agree.

      • amber, it is because of people like you that the black vote will never be respected by the democratic party. The more the Clintons insult African Americans and send our children to prison, the more your kind support them. No other group or race of people would allow that. You are sheep-like.

      • Amber on said:

        Meli, I understand what you are saying but I am NOT going to be someone who will not vote. Sitting home and not voting is surley not going to change anything. I will vote for the person (Republican or Dems) who I think will do a better job; so far, Dems, even though they still have things to do-and we have to remember that it is also CONGRESS and SENATE who these Presidents have to deal with as well), tend to at least TRY to do things for minorities compare to the latest Republicans.

  15. Amber on said:

    I agree with Bill and I think most people will agree with Bill. And when Bill Clinton signed that bill, MANY blacks including the Black Caucus agree with it. I think also people need to stop mixing apples with oranges. I think many people in the BLM mean well but there are some just like some people who want to degrade BLM have their own agenda by generalizing two different issue. We know when blacks kill blacks, they get arrested and go to prison; but when someone is law enforcement do something wrong, SOME of them get off the hook and that is what many in the BLM are dealing with. But again, Bill just like many who have spoken on this issue who the media does NOT cover speak about this isue and trying to do something.

  16. African American woman on said:

    Go Bill!!!! People always scream nonsense louder and louder when the truth is being thrown at them. Yes, my people, look the other way and get angry when you hear the truth about our site situation; if things continuethe way they are going, there won’t be any black men, especially, who’s behavior to be defended because they will all have been wiped out by each other.

    • Amber on said:

      This is why ALL blacks need to get up and try to do something. We need stop sitting back and expecting other blacks to do a job that WE ALL Should be doing. In truth, many blacks are trying to do something in my area but when we have meetings, hardly no one shows up and we do not get the NATIONAL attention to show that some blacks are trying to help and doing well in these communites. The problems we are seeing starts with FIRST- the FAMILY, Second- INDIVIDUAL, THIRD-the COMMUNITY, FORTH- the Law.

  17. How hypocritical can most of “us’ be? We want to fault Ms Clinton for a comment she may have made in the 90s about “bringing them to heel”? Well isn’t that when the “Thug” culture in the black community spread and became a way of life for some delusional black youth in the hood? Reading the statistics then and today we have Back on Black crime, Murder, Rape Robbery, Homicides, Theft in
    our neighborhoods from some that only think about themselves and will do what it takes to get money with no regards to who, when and why. Did “black lives really” matter then?
    So if a crime prevention that was needed then help to curb the violence among us was used to help keep women, the elderly, and people more safe then we still need such a law today. Remember next time you hear the news about a car jack, officer shot, store robbed, stray bullet kills a kid, knockout game and other thug behavior. Thank Ms Clinton for trying to “bring it to a heal” every where it is. And not fault her for being pro active. If some of us will excuse our Brothas behavior and not raised them right while others see those who do evil deeds need to curb the violence then She gets my vote fore sure.
    Think over it!

      • Smokey on said:

        Okay lets talk about Bill — When Paula Jones sued Clinton for sexual harassment, he became the first sitting president to testify before a grand jury investigating his own conduct. An affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky culminated in Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives on Dec. 19, 1998 on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice. Clinton gets too much credit for the good economy of the 1990s, which was already growing when he took office.Clinton was hesitant to take action to stop a genocide in Rwanda. Clinton failed to deal with the threat of Osama bin Laden, whose terrorist acts escalated and culminated in the Sep. 11, 2001 attacks that killed 2,973 people. Clinton was too distracted by scandals such as the threat of impeachment to take action against Al Qaeda. I COULD GO ON/ON about Clinton while he demonstrates what they really think about black kids (Black Lives) with his speech yesterday!!! Don’t forget Whitewater and what happened to Ron Brown?!!! Before Bill throws stones he should check himself!!!!!

  18. Black Jack on said:

    What about blacks getting life for weed Bill? He’s a joke. Republicans are a joke. Blacks are doomed here amongst them. Give us separation, reparations and let us build our own kingdom.

    • Own kingdoms? Yea because every single black majority city is a crime ridden s-ithole. camden, detroit and i can go on and on. Africa is no better where you third world apes live worse than animals. Secondly we had segregation and you beasts fought it. Third, reparations for what? Where you a slave blackboy! GTFOH you just want something for nothing. Typical ni##er attitude.

      • Amber on said:

        Peter, shut up you stupid fool. You do not care about this issue. You are fool who does just not like blacks with your generalized comments calling black apes, etc. What about whites and all their drama who were a race of people who try to take over every race. So if you are not going talk about whites and generalized their issues, do not talk about blacks and generalize black issues.

      • Amber on said:

        Also Peter, EVERY city is crime ridden. It does NOt matter if the crimes are MUrder, robbery, child molesation,rape, domestic-sucide, drugs in crack cocain, herion, meth, etc. IT IS STILL CRIME going on.

      • Make sure to state your whole case PJ. Detroit was destroyed when the factories left. The many black families who had once lived well were left with nothing when the motor city was no more. That is the same with a number of large cities that were once factory driven towns. Amber stop wasting your time on KKK PJ.

      • Dare to speak the truth on said:

        Idiots were what they were ! Bill should not have waste his breath on those dummies ! HOODRATS lol

    • Mac Ben on said:

      Psssh…look what we did to Detroit, St. Louis, Memphis and Chicago. Check out south Africa and all of Haiti…; stop kidding yourself.

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