There's Hours And Hours Of Video Of Joe Biden Touting The 1994 Crime Bill “This bill will save people’s lives. This bill is necessary.”
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Vice President Joe Biden's pivotal role in passing a 1994 crime bill that, among other things, increased the number of police officers in the country and increased funding for prisons, has been widely noted as a potential problem for Biden if he seeks to pursue the Democratic presidential nomination.
Once held high as one of his greatest accomplishments -- then-Senator Barack Obama, when introducing Biden as his running mate in 2008, noted Biden's role "putting 100,000 cops on the streets, and starting an eight-year drop in crime a cross the country" -- the crime bill is now seen by many in the Democratic electorate as one of the root causes for mass incarceration and racial injustice in America.
Bill Clinton, who signed the bill into law, has publicly rebuked it, saying it "made the problem worse and I want to admit it." Hillary