ARCHIVAL VIDEO: President Bill Clinton Signs Crime Bill of 1994

Sept. 13, 1994: President Clinton remarks on and signs the crime bill.
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Transcript for ARCHIVAL VIDEO: President Bill Clinton Signs Crime Bill of 1994
When I sadness crime bills. We together. Are taking a big step. Toward bringing the laws of our land back and aligned with the values of our people. And beginning that restore. The line between right and wrong. There must be no doubt about whose side we're all. People who commit crimes should be taught convicted. And punished. This bill puts government on the side of those who abide by the law not those who break it on the side of the victims not their attackers. On the side of the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for us every day. Not the criminals. Are those who would turn away from law enforcement. That's why police and prosecutors. And preachers fought so hard for this bill. And why I am so proud. To sign it into law today. When this bill is law three strikes you're out will be the law of the land. The penalty for killing a law enforcement officers will be down. We will have. Basic. We will have the means by which we can say punishment will be more certain. We will cut. The federal work force over a period of years by 270000. Positions. To its lowest level in thirty years. And take all that money. To pay for this crime bill.

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