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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden pushed crime legislation in 1992 on the theme that it was aggressive in going after criminals. Directing his comments toward critics of the bill as too weak on crime, Biden specifically boasted of how frequently the bill would result in pursuing the death penalty.


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Biden, then a senator from Delaware, characterized his bill during a May 14, 1992, speech on the Senate floor as legislation that would "do everything but hang people for jaywalking."

The resurfaced comments come at a time when Biden is facing backlash for his past positions and has even hinted at reversing his stance on supporting capital punishment.


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Somehow I don't think anyone gives a fig.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-06-16 01:13 PM | Reply

Meanwhile, today Doald Trump is running as a "law and order President." In his 2000 book

"Trump Was Tougher on Crime in His 2000 Book Than Biden Was in 1994"

"The perpetrator is never a victim. He's nothing more than a predator. (pages 93-94).

A life is a life, and if you criminally take an innocent life, you'd better be prepared to forfeit your own. My only complaint is that lethal injection is too comfortable a way to go. (pages 102-103).

Criminals are often returned to society because of forgiving judges. This has to stop. We need to hold judges more accountable ... The rest of us need to rethink prisons and punishment. The next time you hear someone saying there are too many people in prison, ask them how many thugs they're willing to relocate to their neighborhood. The answer: None. (pages 106-107)."


#2 | Posted by danni at 2020-06-16 01:35 PM | Reply

Wow. 37 years ago...

Do we dare mention the Obama Administration's policies of investigating and reforming police departments with racism and brutality issues? I mean its not as if Biden was a part of that administration, right?

What happened to those?

Oh yes, Trump got rid of those policies.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-16 03:42 PM | Reply

It's funny seeing HomerJ and the rest of the Deplorables trying on the "soft on crime" look.

Biden's crime bill was too harsh on the 13% of the population... that commits 50% of the crime!

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-16 03:48 PM | Reply

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