April 5, 2017
AG Sessions provides update (with timelines) about the work of DOJ's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety
As reported in this short press release, "Attorney General Jeff Sessions today issued [a] memo to 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice component heads providing an update on the Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety." As the press release further explains, in this update, "the Attorney General announced the creation of Task Force subcommittees that will focus on a variety of issues including developing violent crime reduction strategies, supporting prevention and re-entry efforts, updating charging and sentencing policies, reviewing asset forfeiture guidance, reducing illegal immigration and human trafficking, combatting hate crimes, and evaluating marijuana enforcement policy."
The full three-page AG memo is available at this link, and it does not cover much of significant substance. But the memo does state that the AG "directed the Task Force to hold a National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety within 120 days," and it also states that the AG has asked for Task Force subcommittees to provide initial recommendations no later than July 27th. Thus I expect we will see some hot talk about changes to DOJ charging and sentencing policies (and perhaps also marijuana policies) as the weather heats up in the coming months.
April 5, 2017 at 06:51 PM | Permalink
Everyone already knows how to end crime, and permanently. Sessions belongs to the group of the stupidest people in our country. He remains puzzled by the easiest question one can answer.
Posted by: David Behar | Apr 5, 2017 7:46:14 PM