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June 23, 2009

Major CBC event on "Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy"

As detailed in these notices from The Sentencing Project and FAMM, the Congressional Black Caucus Community Re-Investment Taskforce has a great program planned for Wednesday, June 24 on "Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy."  Here is how The Sentencing Project describes the event:

The Congressional Black Caucus Community Re-Investment Taskforce is hosting "Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy," in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act Wednesday at 4:30.  Brief remarks will be offered by Eric Holder, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice and the Hon. Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Supreme Court of the United States.  The event will be held at the United States Capitol Visitor Center in the Orientation Theatre-South in Washington, DC.

After the remarks by AG Holder and Justice Breyer, the event will have a series of panels with superstars talking about "Mandatory Minimums" and the "Disparity Between Crack and Powder Cocaine" and "Good Time, Community Corrections and Reentry."

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These "superstars" have an irremediable conflict of interest. Their salaries are criminality dependent. None has the slightest credibility. They will only promote solutions that bash the taxpayer, increase employment in the government sector, increase regulation and violations of bogus, unproven, garbage rules, and injure crime victims.

None will say 123D, the sole, effective remedy to massive criminality immunized and promoted by these government incompetents and rent seekers. None will ever, ever say, let's decrease the font of crime, the high rate of bastardy in the country, by promoting family formation in at risk populations. These are all feminist family killer doctrinaires.

Nor will these cult criminals ever, ever tolerate dissent from fundamental core, cult orthodoxy.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 23, 2009 12:18:06 PM

Let us know if there's a webcast, Doc, it sounds like a good event.

Posted by: Gritsforbreakfast | Jun 23, 2009 1:32:50 PM

S. Caluse, the "superstars" are the media. It is not shy about admitting its rent seeking for ratings.

Take L.A. County Sheriff's Department suspends DNA testing in sexual assault cases for one current example.

It is not until the last two paragraphs you get to the real story:

Facing nearly $500 million in budget cuts, county officials made it clear that there was no money to be had.

"That was never realistic," Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. "He's got a $2-billion budget. If this is his No. 1 priority, he should be able to find resources within his own department."

Sheila Williams, an analyst with the county's chief executive office, added that sheriff's officials never alerted anyone in her office that there could come a time when funds would be gone and testing suspended.

Posted by: George | Jun 23, 2009 1:54:11 PM

Aren't DNA tests cheap, and isn't the filled bed of a prison expensive? DNA testing is a great investment if it sets a prisoner free. Suspending DNA testing is a false economy, and should be a priority instead.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 23, 2009 3:25:05 PM

Will someone at the event please ask Congressman Rangel why there are no co-sponsors for this, the sixth, version of HR 1529.

Supporters want to know and can get NO response to querys to Rep Rangel, Judiciary Chair Conyers nor anyone else.

Posted by: Supporter of HR 1529 | Jun 24, 2009 1:53:22 PM

Amazing how crack dealers have such a group of advocates . . . .

Posted by: federalist | Jun 24, 2009 2:49:30 PM

Even more amazing is how much hot air comes out of those with no clue, no compassion, no knowledge of the issue, no dog in the fight and nothing better to do.

Posted by: Supporter of HR1529 | Jun 24, 2009 4:48:38 PM

yeah, supporter, I just happen to live in a major city, so I have no dog in the fight--whatever.

Posted by: federalist | Jun 24, 2009 6:21:30 PM

20 year old charged with “conspiracy” only on testimony of 3-time loser trying to reduce his/her own sentence. No physical evidence. 20 year old takes plea deal. Who can risk a trial? Sentence, 12 months probation. This was 10 years ago. The now 30-year-old Federal felon completed College, now has a master’s degree and is YOUR child’s Sunday school teacher. What? You didn’t know? Hard to tell is it not? Stop looking for Al Capone and look next door. This ex-offender with no further judicial involvement is living an exemplary life and can’t get a job. This person has paid his/her “full” debt to society as proscribed by law. And because you live in a “Major” city you want this person to continue serving a life sentence imposed by no court. Does that make you feel safer now? Read H.R. 1529

Posted by: Supporter of HR1529 | Jun 26, 2009 4:12:21 PM

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