At a private fundraiser in South Carolina for Hillary Clinton, a Black Lives Matter activist confronted the Democratic presidential candidate about her past in contributing to mass incarceration.
While Clinton was speaking about the need for body cameras for police, Ashley Williams stepped out with a banner that read, “We have to bring them to heel,” a reference to a 1996 speech given by Clinton in support of a federal crime bill that expanded the prison system.
“I’m not a superpredator, Hillary Clinton,” Williams said when she caught Clinton’s attention, making another reference to a snippet from the speech. “Will you apologize to black people for mass incarceration?”
Williams and a colleague donated $500 in order to be admitted to the event, but she was eventually escorted out by the Secret Service.
The Huffington Post reports that Williams made a statement prior to the event saying:
“She called our boys ‘super-predators’ in ’96, then she race-baited when running against Obama in ’08, now she’s a lifelong civil rights activist. I just want to know which Hillary is running for President, the one from ’96, ’08, or the new Hillary?”