BY Rob Urie/CounterPunch
Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair
The best use of the New York Times is usually catching up on the CIA’s talking points for the day. However, back in June of 2019 it published a surprisingly hard hittingarticleon Joe Biden’s history of crafting and promoting the odious bill that created the modern militarized police and carceral state. The money shot is a quote from Mr. Biden where he seemingly takes credit for mass incarceration: “every major crime bill since 1976 that’s come out of this Congress, every minor crime bill, has had the name of the Democratic senator from the State of Delaware: Joe Biden.” With Mr. Biden currently drafting ‘domestic terrorism’ legislation, alarm bells should be sounding.
Considered along with his contribution to thePatriot Act— the national security and surveillance state wish list passed in the aftermath of 9/11; Mr. Biden appears to…
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