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  •  Supposedly, Holder is calling for reductions (8+ / 0-)

    in sentences for nonviolent drug offenders and making them retroactive in order to reduce the number of people incarcerated. That's a baby step but it is pointing in the right direction.
    I'll believe we are making progress when Michele Leonhart is replaced. She seems to be the hawk that has driven DoJ's drug policy.
    Or better yet, disband the DEA and call off the failed drug war entirely.
    Yeah, dream on.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 12:51:04 PM PDT

    •  It's a positive step, but it's actually still (4+ / 0-)
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      pretty bad. Apparently the offender is only eligible for a reduction after he's spent 10 years in the slammer.

      “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

      by 420 forever on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 12:56:29 PM PDT

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    •  Why are Holder and Obama not demanding Micele (3+ / 0-)
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      Leonhart's resignation.

      As far as I can tell she planning on still being there long after they are gone when she will immediately apply herself to reversing any progress they've made.

      I've promised myself I will do at least one anti-Leonhart post a week until she's gone or I expire.

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      by HoundDog on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 02:09:45 PM PDT

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