Um, this is unprecedented. Is that a good thing? Jury is out: President Obama will be commuting 102 additional prison sentences, mostly for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws, the White House announced today. This brings the total of number of commuted sentences to 774 during Obama’s presidency — more than the 11 previous presidents […]
Why not take your time and deliberate and not free a bunch of criminals? Interesting points being made. Photo by mikecogh
A prosecutor in Loudoun County, Jim Plowman, is concerned that ex-convicts could be serving on juries sooner rather than later, which he said does victims a big disservice in the criminal justice system. He said that voting rights restoration could lead to ex-convicts being able to serve on juries in the near future. The Democratic […]
So current overregulation of American businesses and industries are not to blame?
Lip service from the Left? Senate Democrats are demanding that Republicans abandon their hope of using a criminal justice reform bill to expand mens rea, a legal doctrine that prevents defendants from being charged with crimes they didn’t know they were committing. Democrats have charged that Republicans are pushing for the language to make it […]
No mention of how the libertarians and Koch brothers started this criminal justice reform crusade. Figures.
Fox News reported: President Obama on Monday announced a new executive order that prevents federal agencies from making job-applicants reveal they have a criminal record as part of his overall criminal justice reform effort. The so-called “drop the box” initiative would allow prospective employees not to check a box on some federal applications that acknowledges […]
The media fails to make clear that the libertarians are leading the criminal justice reform movement, not Obama.
10/9/2016 - Obama is Commuting Prison Sentences at a Record Pace
6/6/2016 - No, Conservatives Shouldn’t Rush Head-First into Criminal Justice Reform
5/31/2016 - Felons as Jurors? Could Be a Reality in Virginia after Felons’ Rights Restored
4/25/2016 - White House Council Blames High Prison Rates for Holding Back U.S. Economy
4/22/2016 - Democrats Stonewall Criminal Justice Reform Bill
1/18/2016 - No Koch Brothers? New York Times Praises NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
11/3/2015 - Obama’s Executive Order Drops Criminal Record Question from Federal Job Applications
7/20/2015 - Obama Follows Koch Brothers, Rand Paul on Criminal Justice Reform