Hillary Clinton shrugs off Black Lives Matter questions saying ‘back to the issues’

Hillary Clinton shrugs off Black Lives Matter questions saying ‘back to the issues’ February 25, 2016


During a $500 a plate fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a Black Lives Matter protestor disrupted the former secretary of state with questions about mass incarceration, a question she shrugged off as a non-issue.

BLM protestor Ashley Williams held up a sign that read “we have to bring them to heel,” a direct quote from a speech Clinton gave in New Hampshire in 1996 when she said, “these are not just gangs of kids anymore, they are often the kinds of kids that are called super predators. No conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why they ended up that way but first we have to bring them to heel.”

“I am not a super predator, Hillary Clinton. Can you apologize to black people for mass incarceration?” Williams told the candidate on Wednesday.

“You called black people super predators,” continued Williams. “Please explain your record.”

“We will talk about it,” Clinton snapped back. “Do you want to hear the facts or do you just want to talk?” Clinton said.

“I tell you what, if you give me a chance to talk, I’ll approach your subject,” Clinton continued.

Yet, she never did. As Williams was escorted out of the building by secret service, Clinton changed subjects, saying “back to the issues,” as though the mass incarceration of African Americans in this country is not an issue.

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