In a video released in August, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton had had a fairly contentious meeting with Black Lives Matter activists. The activists associated with the movement met with the former first lady after a campaign event in New Hampshire. They challenged Clinton on issues ranging from race, to her husband’s 1994 crime bill. As first lady, Clinton strongly supported and campaigned for the legislation in speeches and interviews across the country.
When pressed by Black Lives Matter activists on her family’s role in promoting what they called, “white supremacist violence against communities of color.” Clinton acknowledged that there were flaws in the laws put into place by former President Bill Clinton and that those very same laws didn’t work out as planned.
"I do think that there was a different set of concerns back in the '80s and the early '90s. And now I believe that we have to look at the world as it is today and try and figure out what will work now," she admitted. "And that's what I'm trying to figure out and that's what I intend to do as president."
A day after her encounter with Black Lives Matter activists, Clinton made prison reform a part of her talking points. She mentioned the topic while attending a town hall in a predominantly black community in North Las Vegas.
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