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Old May 12th, 2017, 08:02 AM   #1
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Sessions moves to lengthen drug sentences

What's that definition of insanity, doing the same thing while expecting different results.

This fossil Sessions is doing just that, because everyone knows how successful the War on Drugs has been.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing one of the central elements of the Obama administration's criminal justice reform agenda: a Justice Department policy that led to prosecutors in drug cases often filing charges in a way that avoided triggering mandatory minimum sentences in federal law.

Sessions is withdrawing a 2013 directive from Attorney General Eric Holder that instructed federal prosecutors not to specify the amount of drugs involved when charging low-level and non-violent drug offenders. That policy effectively gave judges discretion to set sentences lower than the mandatory punishments ranging from five years to life in prison federal law dictates when someone is convicted of a crime involving a certain quantity of illegal drugs.

In a memo distributed to federal prosecutors nationwide Thursday, Sessions said the department default in future cases will return to a previous policy of filing the most serious charge available against a defendant under the provable facts.
Sessions moves to lengthen drug sentences - POLITICO

Oh, now I get it. This move will create jobs, thus Making America Great Again.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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It's worse than that.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a new directive for federal prosecutors across the country: charge suspects with the most serious offense you can prove.

Friday's announcement follows a line of several other significant departures from Obama-era domestic policies at the Justice Department, but this decision crystalized Sessions' position in the criminal justice realm.

In a brief one-and-a half page memo, Sessions outlined his new instructions for charging decisions in federal cases, saying that his new first principle is "that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense."
US law boss Sessions orders harsher criminal sentencing

US law boss Sessions orders harsher criminal sentencing - BBC News

I used to be a "hang-em-high type. I also used to believe in trickle-down.

Then I met a couple of good criminologists and a couple of good economists and started doing a little research.

Both don't work and in fact are counterproductive.
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Cool make the punishment fit the crime, how many people are dying because of the opiate epidemic?

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The thread is about Sessions, not the Clintons.
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The thread is about Sessions, not the Clintons.
The States that passed Rec MJ must be getting nervous about now, wonder if this will effect pricing in the markets?
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The States that passed Rec MJ must be getting nervous about now, wonder if this will effect pricing in the markets?
Given that the feds needed Amendment 18 tk have the authority to criminalize alcohol, from what do the feds draw to have the power to criminalize any other drug?

I hope he presses on the Rec cannabis states, Colorado in particular so that this elephant;hant in the room finally gets an airing.
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The thread is about Sessions, not the Clintons.
Weren't these tough drug laws signed by Bill Clinton?

Too bad Obama and the Dems didn't fix these laws while they had a filibuster proof majority instead of trying to cram his carbon credit scheme down our throats. Telling prosecutors to ignore the law isn't really a fix.
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Weren't these tough drug laws signed by Bill Clinton?

Too bad Obama and the Dems didn't fix these laws while they had a filibuster proof majority instead of trying to cram his carbon credit scheme down our throats. Telling prosecutors to ignore the law isn't really a fix.
LOL someone brought up Epstein to smear Trump and did not know how close Bill and Epstein are.
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Given that the feds needed Amendment 18 tk have the authority to criminalize alcohol, from what do the feds draw to have the power to criminalize any other drug?

I hope he presses on the Rec cannabis states, Colorado in particular so that this elephant;hant in the room finally gets an airing.
O-bomber should have used one of his numerous EOs to legalize the weeds.

This is the very issue that I have been waiting for. I didn't expect these cards to be played this soon but here they come.

This will get very interesting.


I put my money on storm troupers though I do wish it would go the other way.
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O-bomber should have used one of his numerous EOs to legalize the weeds.

This is the very issue that I have been waiting for. I didn't expect these cards to be played this soon but here they come.

This will get very interesting.


I put my money on storm troupers though I do wish it would go the other way.
People on the left and right aren't going to accept federal intrusion. It's an odd but hopeful coalition.
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