MTV Town Hall Meeting
Apr 19, 1994
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President Clinton and 200 16-to-20-year olds from across the country participated in MTV’s “Enough Is Enough” forum on crime at Kalorama Studios in Washington. The President discussed and took audience .. Read More
President Clinton and 200 16-to-20-year olds from across the country participated in MTV’s “Enough Is Enough” forum on crime at Kalorama Studios in Washington. The President discussed and took audience questions on efforts to curb violence in America. The President spoke on the importance of passing the Crime Bill and reviewed the key elements that the Bill will provide. These elements include: putting more police officers on the streets; instituting community policing; and creating crime prevention programs for young people, such as midnight basketball and other recreational activities. The President also discussed the need for a change in behavior, attitude, and feeling among young people in every community. Audience questions centered on these topics: how to teach youth the importance of life; comparisons between the U.S. justice system and that of Singapore; funds for gun control; efforts to improve the U.S. correctional system; how to start community centers in local housing projects; violence on TV; safety in schools; the idea that some rap music may promote violence among youth; mandatory sentences for drug offenders; funds for drug prevention and rehabilitation programs; the President’s opinion on not providing Lani Guinier the opportunity to defend her views to the Senate; speculation over the President’s choice for the vacated Supreme Court seat; and the controversy over Admiral Kelso’s retirement.