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


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#11 PhillyB

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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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Posted 13 August 2013 - 10:24 AM

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

 

Giving the executive branch the power to establish and implement laws....well on the way to dictatorship.

 

He is not talking about the actual law being implemented....just the process of circumventing the checks and balances that have been established.

 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 11:04 AM

I like the idea, but not coming from the Feds.

 

Would rather see the states do this.

 

 



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:08 PM

I'm still trying to figure out why the feds were involved with prosecuting low level drug offenders in the first place



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

It is no secret that the political strategy of the republican leader's in Washington D.C. is to oppose anything the president supports.  So expecting a GOP controlled House to pass legislation eliminating mandatory minimum sentencing for drug possession is fantasy, it would have never happened.

 

Executive action was the only way mandatory minimum sentencing was going to be eliminated.

 

It was the morally and ethically correct decision and long overdue.

 

Seems like some here would rather have people's lives ruined rotting in jail cells, than have their personal political ideals challenged.  



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:40 PM

I'm still trying to figure out why the feds were involved with prosecuting low level drug offenders in the first place

 

The feds are still raiding legally licensed businesses in California, Oregon, and Washington State for medical marijuana.

 

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