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June 8, 2017

More interesting new "Quick Facts" publications from the US Sentencing Commission

The US Sentencing Commission has released two notable new Quick Facts covering "Drug Trafficking Offenses" and "Federal Offenders in Prison" as of February 2017. (As the USSC explains, "Quick Facts" are publications that "give readers basic facts about a single area of federal crime in an easy-to-read, two-page format.")  Here are a few of the many intriguing data details from these two small data-filled publications:

June 8, 2017 at 03:21 PM | Permalink


I am not a criminal attorney. But the level of "substantial assistance" and the citations of the US Attorney's association of the need for mandatory minima to terrorize defendants into giving up their co-conspirators bothers me quite a bit.

Investigation by indictment does not seem to be an ethical behavior. Perhaps at one time, it was thought that the end justifies the means, which is a precarious ethical position anyway, but I have come to believe that the ends of the drug war justify do not justify any means at all.

Posted by: Fat Bastard | Jun 8, 2017 3:50:26 PM

Fat.I have proposed a survey with absolute legal immunity, asking one question of you favs, the criminals. "How many people have you killed?" Who was responsible for the murder tsunami of the 1990"? Your favs.

Posted by: David Behar | Jun 10, 2017 9:02:19 AM

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