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The 1994 Crime Bill and Beyond: How Federal Funding Shapes the Criminal Justice System

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/11/1994-crime-bill-and-beyond-how-federal-funding-shapes-criminal-justice-system

Comparing Sanders’ and Byedone’s support for the crime bill is false equivalency at its finest.

Sanders’ support was grudging and he delivered a speech on the House floor predicting and decrying mass incarceration – and he was right on both the outcomes and having serious doubts.

In contrast, ByeDone was one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the bill – he still defends it.

To the author’s credit, her links in the article highlight this glaring Sanders/ByeDone distinction. Too bad she brushed past it in the article itself.