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June 10, 2009

Senate hearing to discuss Senator Webb's national crime commission bill

As detailed at this official webpage and in this report from The Sentencing Project, on Thursday June 11, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs will host a hearing  to discuss Senator Jim Webb's bill proposing the creation of a national commission to comprehensively review national crime and punishment issues.  The hearing is entitled "Exploring the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009," and this eclectic group of persons are scheduled to testify: 

Chief William Bratton
Los Angeles Police Department
Los Angeles, CA

Pat Nolan
Vice President
Prison Fellowship
Lansdowne, VA

Professor Charles J. Ogletree
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA

Brian W. Walsh
Senior Legal Research Fellow
Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C.

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Not eclectic. All owe their jobs to the criminal. None would want anything to inconvenience the customer. Nothing they say has the slightest validity.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 10, 2009 4:22:37 PM

Dirtbag, low life government thug, terrorist lover gets upset.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-il-fitzgerald-book,0,4941791.story

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 10, 2009 9:55:19 PM

Why is anybody from the Heritage Foundation testifying?

"Walsh spent 12 years working with and consulting to Fortune 500 high-tech firms in the Denver-Boulder area, and has extensive experience designing and developing enterprise-level telecommunications and computer networking systems.

"Walsh graduated magna cum laude from the Regent University School of Law and holds a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Colorado."

Great!

Posted by: DK | Jun 11, 2009 2:44:26 AM

Why is any lawyer testifying or receiving testimony? The racist, criminal lover, rent seeking lawyer indoctrination is the real cause of almost all crime. The lawyer has nearly immunized crime to protect the criminal, and destroyed the family to explode bastardy to spawn massive numbers of violent criminals. The lawyer is the biggest cause of crime coming and going.

The lawyer then sets the crime rate, and, with great precision, herds it into the areas of minorities. When crime drops too low, as a result of guidelines, it makes the guidelines discretionary. And that effort is led by the most conservative Justice. Why? To maintain lawyer employment.

Rent seeking, by the coercive force of government, is a fancy name for armed robbery. In rent seeking, one gets nothing for one's payment. One just stays out of jail for not paying taxes. One needs a new name for the lawyer rent seeking where one pays, and loses everything on top of getting nothing back, by becoming an excessive, unnecessary murder victim of the loosed lawyer client.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Jun 11, 2009 5:21:09 AM

Webb's commission will probably limit itself to nibbling at the politically safe margins of the issue.

When they start talking about undoing RICO and its progeny statutes, then I'll be impressed.

The Heritage guy might be OK. At least a couple of people in that think tank understand congress is overcriminalizing America into a police state.

Posted by: John K | Jun 11, 2009 1:34:09 PM

The drug laws favor jobs for all lawyers, judges, and those associated with our prison system, by far the largest in the world.
Maybe the Senator should look into how much uncut heroin Blackwater is bringing into the USA every week.

Posted by: Craig Manner | Jun 19, 2009 3:57:28 PM

We so need to engage Veterans Incarcerated in changing the system, from within.
Providing solar energy business ownership training for them
Mary, former VA/Prison Chaplain/Marshal Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

Posted by: Chaplain Mary Murphy War Widow | Feb 18, 2010 2:53:20 PM

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