Let's see, Bill was a center right Democratic governor in a conservative southern state. I doubt Arkansas would have elected Bernie Sanders or even Jerry Brown to that office. Why have you got problems if Bill had some conservative views of law and order?
The crime bill had some obvious unintended consequences, but it was supported by the black caucus and hailed in black neighborhoods all over the country. Crack cocaine, street gangs and their associated violence were ripping black neighborhoods apart. Sometimes the only way to make a case against a violent dealer or gang member is to get him with the drugs, because people in the neighborhood are two afraid of retribution to turn him in for his violent crimes. Law enforcement isn't as tidy as TV would lead you to believe.
You are trying to revise history. Before Bill, Rethugs were always the law and order party. Clinton coopted that and it drove the Rethugs crazy.
Bill Clinton is likely the only Democrat who could have beaten GHWB. This was not a center left country at the time. As we keep telling some of you, political change is incremental, get used to it. Radical change usually comes about from disastrous events, or armed revolution and those are dangerous because you never know how far change will go and the final product can be worse than what it replaced.
Bill is also well loved in the black community. His administration made their neighborhoods safer, and his economy made them more prosperous.