Clinton Takes On Crime

Sen. Hillary Clinton unveiled her plan on combat crime Friday in Philadelphia, promising to establish a strong relationship between cities and the federal government, put more police officers on the streets and take advantage of proven programs to curb drug sales and violent crime.

Clinton emphasized the need to adopt successful response prevention programs for at-risk youths, go after drug dealers—especially those making and distributing meth—and look at keeping more non-violent offenders out of prison while adding educational programs for inmates.

“Too often we simply warehouse our inmates,” said Clinton.

Sticking to her message of substance over speeches, Clinton said that she wanted to end the talk about making changes and take real action, referring to herself sarcastically as “old fashioned liked that.”

She promised to pursue white collar crime as well, placing an emphasis on identity theft and prescription drugs purchases made over the Internet—a source many teenagers go to for harmful, but legal drugs.

Clinton called for the renewal of the assault weapons ban passed during her husband’s administration but allowed to expire under the Bush Administration.

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