Trump endorses first step act criminal justice reform measure

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    President Donald Trump reportedly gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up to criminal justice reform legislation that would loosen some mandatory minimum sentencing laws — a measure backed by Senate Republicans and Democrats and opposed by conservatives.

    Trump Endorses 'First Step Act' Criminal Justice Reform Measure






    Just imagine the black community might not live a life out of prison after Trump's signing. After all Clintons put more blacks in prison than any other when the sob signed that drug war/mandatory min. sentence bs.
     
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    Exactly the wrong thing to do.

    What is needed is that if your first offense is a misdemeanor, you go to jail for 6 months. I don’t care if you steal a candy bar, get caught with a joint, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, PI, whatever. Six months detention. No weekends off, no time off for good behavior, etc.. That would cut down recidivism because what we do now is give them a PR bond and what amounts to a fine.

    Not all on Trump though. A lot of democrats have this wrong too.
     
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    Yea until it all happens to you or yours. lol

    Six months lmfao, you do realize sending someone to prison DESTROYS THEIR LIVES FOREVER, You do realize the average person commits three felonies a day, you do realize when someone goes to prison they LEARN HOW TO BE A BETTER CRIMINAL.........

    You do realize you can send someone to prison for yelling at a person, you do realize out of that someone can lose their right to vote, lose their right to own a gun, they lose the ability to find good jobs.


    YEAH LETS JUST PUT PPL IN FKN PRISON the minute that CONTROLLED ROBOTIC LINE WALKING DEMAND is broken.
     
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    How about stop talking about it and be about it. The Justice System in this country was racist as hell long b4 Clinton came on the scene.
     
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    Cutting off someone's hand for any first offense would likely cut down on recidivism, that doesn't mean it's a good plan. ;)

    Mandatory minimum sentences are, IMO, just a sop to the electorate. Politicians trying to look "tough on crime." It ties the hands of the judicial system, making it so cases cannot be judged on an individual basis.

    The idea of giving the same sentence for stealing a candy bar, loitering, making a false report, and misdemeanor assault is ludicrous. I prefer the idea that the punishment should fit the crime to that of the same punishment for all crime.
     
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    Weak on crime
     
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    Once again MIndwars has attempted to mislead the reader.

    Obama cuts sentences of hundreds of drug offenders - CNNPolitics

    From the link:

    "President Barack Obama on Tuesday reduced or eliminated the sentences for hundreds more non-violent drug offenders.

    "The move brings Obama well beyond his most recent predecessors, who used their commutation powers more sparingly. He's now reduced sentences for 1,385 individuals, the vast majority of whom are serving time for crimes related to distribution or production of narcotics."

    Does anyone need more examples that Mindwars is a Damn Liar. If so, and if the reader is not willfully ignorant, always check and never trust this ne'er do well.
     
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    Just cleaning out and keeping out illegal aliens will help too.

    DOJ: 26% of Federal Prisoners Are Aliens

    According to the Vera Institute of Justice, incarceration costs an average of more than $31,000 per inmate, per year, nationwide. In some states, it's as much as $60,000. Taxpayers foot the bill for feeding, housing and securing people in state and federal penitentiaries.May 19, 2017


    Keep them out as many have already stated their intent to come in illegally.
     
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    Two points to consider (there are many more)
    1. The cost to incarcerate someone for six months is expensive, an inmate receives a room, three meals a day and health care
    2. An 18 year old sent to jail for six months will a) have a criminal record for life, and b) develop relationships with life-long criminals, drugs and in many cases be jumped into a gang to protect themselves.
     
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    I never counted, but the figures in your link are not credible.

    See and be ready to read lots a data here:

    State-by-State Data (2017)
     

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