Trust Index: Fact-checking Biden on controversial 1994 crime bill
One of the major issues for Joe Biden during his campaign has been his support of the 1994 crime bill which has been widely criticized as racist. “The Black caucus voted for it and every Black mayor supported it across the board,” Biden said. “What happened violent actually went down precipitously, remember the rise in violent crime in the late 80s early 90s? Biden is talking about community policing here and the results of the 94 crime bill. According to a Government Accountability Office report violent crime from 1994 to 2000 only fell about 2.5 percent.