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?”