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justice department will no longer pursue mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders


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#1 GOOGLE RON PAUL

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory sentences.
 

The new Justice Department policy is part of a comprehensive prison reform package that Holder unveiled in a speech to the American Bar Association in San Francisco. He also introduced a policy to reduce sentences for elderly, nonviolent inmates and find alternatives to prison for nonviolent criminals.

 

“A vicious cycle of poverty, criminality and incarceration traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities,” Holder said Monday. (Excerpts of his ­prepared remarks were provided Sunday to The Washington Post.) He added that “many aspects of our criminal justice system may actually exacerbate these problems rather than alleviate them.”

It is clear that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long and for no truly good law enforcement reason,” Holder said. “We cannot simply prosecute or incarcerate our way to becoming a safer nation,” he added later in the speech.

 

you don't fuging say

 

“A minor school disciplinary offense should put a student in the principal’s office and not a police precinct,” Holder said.

 

Although the United States is home to 5 percent of the world’s population, almost a quarter of the world’s prisoners are incarcerated in American prisons, according to the Justice Department. More than 219,000 federal inmates are behind bars, and almost half of them are serving time for drug-related crimes.

 

Holder said he has also revised the department’s prison policy to allow for more compassionate releases of elderly inmates who did not commit violent crimes, have served significant portions of their sentences and pose no threat to the public.

 

 

this is a good start



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:20 PM

it is a good start. Now onto to runaway teen mothers.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:27 PM

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:03 PM

Although i agree with the policy, these types of decisions should be done by the legislative branch not the executive. Democrats will regret giving the President this much power. A lot of republicans regret the power they gave to Bush.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 06:28 PM

the legislative branch can't do anything at all. This is something way more than past due and makes sense, will save us a lot of money and start to end the vicious prison money system hopefully.



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:21 PM

the legislative branch can't do anything at all. This is something way more than past due and makes sense, will save us a lot of money and start to end the vicious prison money system hopefully.

You're advocating for a dictatorship. We have a system of checks and balances for a reason. There's not a bill in congress to address this issue, if there were it would get a lot more support than you think

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

no longer locking away low-level drug offenders for years at a time: literally a dictatorship



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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:26 PM

Yes that's why we've seen so many of them lately

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:28 PM

Beside the legislative branch has more important things to do like vote to repeal Obamacare 40 times

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:40 PM

no longer locking away low-level drug offenders for years at a time: literally a dictatorship

there is a process in this country. It must be followed! Its not always pretty but its the most fair system in the world.When the executive branch dictates law, rather than it being passed by the legislature, it is a dictatorship.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 02:26 AM

a step in the right direction

 

fiscal conservatives should wholly support this btw



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:03 AM

Of course they will...it will sell more gunz!!! 111

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:00 AM

It should fall on the states anyway really.  Federal sentencing guidelines should only exist for breaking federal laws the defendent is being charged with. 

 

Kidnapping, rackateering, etc...that sort of thing.

 

Look to states ramping up certain sentencing laws if DOJ weakens current statutes. 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:01 AM

Surprised Holder hasn't asked for an executive order for 3 strikes for assault or murder.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:14 AM

Yea!.....agree with Holder on this one. Still think he needs to resign.




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