With the state primary election nine days away, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders continued on Sunday to focus attention on New York City voters.
Clinton spoke at the Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York in Queens. Sanders campaigned on Coney Island.
Bill Clinton visited three historic black churches in Harlem on Sunday.
He acknowledged that his administration "overdid it'' with the 1994 crime bill, putting too many nonviolent offenders behind bars for long sentences. But he compensated by pushing for the release of some girlfriends of drug dealers earlier than their original harsh sentences, he told the congregation at Antioch Baptist Church.
The former president has drawn the wrath of the Black Lives Matter movement who say the bill resulted in a disproportionate number of African-Americans serving prison time.
Sanders told hundreds of supporters on Coney Island that he's listening to their voices instead of "hustling money'' on Wall Street and from billionaires. It was a dig at front-runner Clinton. Sanders has been widely critical of her ties to Wall Street.
Delivering remarks in front of the Thunderbolt roller coaster, Sanders reminisced about visiting the amusement park as a child. He joked that he "ate half the hot dogs'' at the park.
Hundreds more supporters lined up on the beach near the event to hear Sanders remarks. His Sunday rally concluded a three-day, seven-stop swing through New York City. He'll head to Upstate New York to campaign on Monday morning.