Friday, May 12, 2017

Jeff Sessions is out of line and shows his racist leanings in a speech he made today. I am surprised everyone in the room didn't fall asleep for the length of time it took.

All Sessions had to do was give police a few atta-boys and leave the stage. But, no, not him. He had to give a speech that nearly rewrote the USA Constitution.

He is so old world in his ideas of justice, it is hard to understand why Columbus wasn't arrested when he arrived on North American shores.

May 12, 2017
By Colin Dwyer

...He elaborated (click here) on the memo in a brief speech to the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City, which honored him with an award Friday in Washington, D.C.

"Charging and sentencing recommendations are bedrock responsibilities of any prosecutor. And I trust our prosecutors in the field to make good judgments," Sessions said. "They deserve to be unhandcuffed and not micromanaged from Washington."

Holder had asked prosecutors to avoid slapping nonviolent drug offenders with crimes that carried mandatory minimum sentences, practices that, as NPR's Tamara Keith explains, "give judges and prosecutors little discretion over the length of a prison term if a suspect is convicted." Holder's recommendation had been aimed partly at helping reduce burgeoning prison populations in the U.S....