Posted by CNN.com, May 12, 2017.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s announced that he is pushing for prosecutors to charge defendants, essentially with the most serious crime they can prove in any case. Sessions and the Trump administration express their plans to ‘crack down’ on illegal immigration and drug-related crime, and continue to depart from many of the Obama-era domestic policies.
Posted by WashingtonPost.com, May 12, 2017.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s new charging memo regarding drug policy is “not tough on crime, but is dumb on crime,” according to former Attorney General Eric Holder. Many are critical of this proposal and continue to voice their concerns and critiques to the media.
Posted by BrennanCenter.org, May 1, 2017.
25 years after the riots in Los Angeles over the acquittal of four white LAPD officers who brutally beat motorist Rodney King, the anger between African American communities and police remains. We continue to see incidents where police kill unarmed black people even in the 21st century, and the rage that is the primary reason for explosive civil unrest is being stoked anew on an almost daily basis.
Published by RollingStone.com, May 18, 2017.
Senator Rand Paul and Senator Patrick Leahy introduce The Justice Safety Valve Act which works to empower federal judges to give out sentences below the mandatory minimum in certain cases. This is the first of many steps towards neutralizing US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent order for federal judge to seek the toughest possible sentences in drug cases, even for non-violent defendants.
Published by Vox.com, May 18, 2017.
Former Chicago prosecutor Inge Fryklund discusses the “war on drugs,” the racist impacts of drug policy, and how the Trump administration and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ stance on charging drug cases will undermine public safety.