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Watch Bill Clinton Tell Black Lives Matter Protesters They’re Defending Drug Sales and Murder

Above: A video, via the Weekly Standard, of Bill Clinton defending his wife’s support of his own criminal justice policies against protesters at a speech in Philadelphia in very strong terms. Here’s what (Bill) Clinton said:

This is what’s the matter. I don’t know how you would characterize the gang leaders who got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out into the street to murder other African-American children. Maybe you thought they were good citizens—she didn’t. She didn’t. You are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter.

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Update, 4:44 p.m.: Here’s a longer cut of Clinton’s exchanges with protesters.

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