Hillary Clinton’s Forgotten Death Penalty Shift

Hillary Rodham Clinton

From Adam B. Lerner writing at Politico:

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton made a far-reaching appeal for reform of the nation’s criminal justice system, reflecting a bipartisan shift against the law-and-order politics of the past three decades — and reversing her own shift to the right after starting her career as a crusader against capital punishment.

In a speech at New York’s Columbia University, Clinton called for an end to the “era of mass incarceration” and said it was “time to change our approach.”

Clinton said nothing, however, about her own profound evolution on criminal justice — especially on the death penalty, the ultimate expression of the state’s power over Americans’ lives.

Read the rest of the story at Politico.


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