Jeff Sessions promised that the Trump Admin. would be tough on crime.
Yesterday, ICE launched their largest gang raid ever and made over 1,300 arrests.
This week, Sessions issued a memo that picks up on the idea of following the law. A concept the Obama Admin. wasn’t too keen on.
The memo to the nation’s 94 U.S. attorneys says they should “charge and pursue the most serious and readily provable offense.”
It also triggers mandatory minimum sentences, which will increase prosecutions and prison populations.
The tough-on-crime approach is a reversal of the “Smart on Crime” drug sentencing policy under former President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder, which sought to avoid incarcerating people who committed low level non-violent crimes.
Gotta love it.
Here’s more from Sessions on crime.
Over the last 8 years, President Obama seemed more focused on letting people out of jail and encouraging cities to ignore federal law than he was with actually cracking down on crime.
He also didn’t exactly make our police officers feel like they were doing the right thing.
That’s all over.
Props to Sessions on this one.