The Way with Anoa

Joe Biden and Crime Bill Context with Brian Sonenstein

Episode Summary

On this episode, Anoa is joined by Brian Sonenstein of Shadowproof and the Beyond Prisons podcast. Brian and Anoa discuss Joe Biden's roll out, and the calls for "context" around his support for the 1994 Crime Bill.

Episode Notes

On this episode, Anoa is joined by Brian Sonenstein of Shadowproof and the Beyond Prisons podcast. Brian and Anoa discuss Joe Biden's rollout and the calls for "context" around his support for the 1994 Crime Bill. Anoa and Brian parse through the calls for context, providing actual context to the discussion. There is a racist subtext to the conversation. Positioning the conversation as an attack or undermining the effort underway prioritizes the feelings and needs of someone who spent his career supporting and advocating for some of the most draconian laws of the modern political era. Despite all the praise and supposedly "wokeness" achieved after 13th, too many liberals are willing to cast aside real opportunities for progress to slide back. There are several good articles that lay out the issues with Biden's criminal justice record. This doesn't even begin to address his issues across multiple other areas. Accountability and Justice is critical to many communities and that should not be set aside because a wealthy white man who is politically connected decides to run for president a fourth time.

More reading:

Blacks Relent on Crime Bill, But Not Without Bitterness

Experts Doubt Effectiveness Of Crime Bill

Joe Biden’s Role in ’90s Crime Law Could Haunt Any Presidential Bid

Don’t Run, Uncle Joe