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Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy

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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

So, have your prosecutor ask for a simple fine for marijuana possession for personal use because the present charging/sentencing does not fit the crime, or rather unconstitutional law, and the law is an ass.




posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: RedDragon
Lmao at voting for laws in and then complaining when they're enforced. Come on man. You know weed's illegal. So, why do you smoke it? Are you addicted? You just can't stop, can you?


Prohibition didn't work for alcohol. It wasn't because everybody is alcoholic; it was because it was unAmerican. Almost as unAmerican as having the highest incarceration rate on the planet and enforcing laws to fight some fictional "drug war".

Sessions is addicted to private prisons.


Literally all you did here is just complain a lot.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: Wayfarer

that kid would not even be prosecuted Federally, so Sessions has nothing to do with it. First he would be prosecuted under the laws or ordinances of his county. If drug laws in his State have Preemption, than he would be prosecuted under State law. You attacking emotional inferences about Jeff Sessions actions are really irrelevant though. Can you cite a jurisdiction that would seek a mand. min. of 5-10 for smoking a joint in public?? When you find one, we can discuss the laws in that county/state.

I swear, do some of yall even have actual time and experience inside of a courtroom??

In the event people want to actually discuss what is written in this one page document, and not the assumptions of racial motives, I took a snap of it. Here it is.


Do you think mandatory mins were successful in crime prevention in the past?

Were there unintended consequences to mandatory mins in the past?

Does knowing this and still suggesting a directive like this imply racism?
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: RedDragon
Lmao at voting for laws in and then complaining when they're enforced. Come on man. You know weed's illegal. So, why do you smoke it? Are you addicted? You just can't stop, can you?


This post blows my mind on so many different levels.

"Deny ignorance."



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
so, back in 2012 when the democrats controlled both houses of congress and the office of the president, why didn`t they change the drug laws?
oh that`s right they were too busy jamming obamacare down our throats.

Listen closely. This. Is. A. Bi-Partisan. Issue.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:04 AM
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where neo-nativists sink into their own confirmation bias bathtub fart bubbles.


Aside from a great post in general, That's the most apt description of what has been happening to ATS as of late as well as hilarious.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:05 AM
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a reply to: worldstarcountry

Why do you think mandatory minimums are a good thing? Do you have any historical precedence to show their success?



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:05 AM
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originally posted by: RedDragon

originally posted by: Abysha

originally posted by: RedDragon
Lmao at voting for laws in and then complaining when they're enforced. Come on man. You know weed's illegal. So, why do you smoke it? Are you addicted? You just can't stop, can you?


Prohibition didn't work for alcohol. It wasn't because everybody is alcoholic; it was because it was unAmerican. Almost as unAmerican as having the highest incarceration rate on the planet and enforcing laws to fight some fictional "drug war".

Sessions is addicted to private prisons.


Literally all you did here is just complain a lot.


And you're complaining about a complainer.

Second-generation whiner.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: Abysha

only congress can change the laws, if the majority of americans want the drug laws changed,as some people claim, then why didn`t congress change the laws when they had a majority?

a better question might be, if the majority of americans want the drug laws changed then why do the majority of americans keep re-electing the same congress people who haven`t changed the laws and won`t change the laws?



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Why do you think mandatory minimums are a good thing? Do you have any historical precedence to show their success?


I hear North Korean citizens are super law-abiding and step in line when asked.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Abysha

only congress can change the laws, if the majority of americans want the drug laws changed,as some people claim, then why didn`t congress change the laws when they had a majority?

a better question might be, if the majority of americans want the drug laws changed then why do the majority of americans keep re-electing the same congress people who haven`t changed the laws and won`t change the laws?

Maybe because Congress can't find its own ass with a map? I mean come on! We all know how ineffective Congress is these days. Just because Congress hasn't caught up to public opinion yet doesn't automatically validate this decision by Sessions.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Abysha

only congress can change the laws, if the majority of americans want the drug laws changed,as some people claim, then why didn`t congress change the laws when they had a majority?

a better question might be, if the majority of americans want the drug laws changed then why do the majority of americans keep re-electing the same congress people who haven`t changed the laws and won`t change the laws?


Why do you think this is a liberal issue? This will affect conservatives, as well. Just like healthcare.

I think whoever is in charge of making Americans vote against their best interests must have won the easiest-job-in-the-world lottery.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

sessions has sworn to uphold the laws don`t be made at him just because he is an honorable person who takes his oath seriously, be mad at your congress person who won`t change the laws, and STOP voting for that congress person.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
The scariest part is realizing just what a large percentage of this country supports this narcissistic megalomaniac and every asinine decision he and his acolytes make. Cheering him on as he and his goons lord over this country with their oppressive and regressive policies.


Welcome to the last 8 years.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Krazysh0t

sessions has sworn to uphold the laws don`t be made at him just because he is an honorable person who takes his oath seriously, be mad at your congress person who won`t change the laws, and STOP voting for that congress person.

There are a plethora of ways Sessions could 100% uphold the law that wouldn't involve reinstating mandatory minimums and reescalating the War on Drugs and you know it.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: worldstarcountry

Why do you think mandatory minimums are a good thing? Do you have any historical precedence to show their success?


I strongly dislike mandatory minimum sentences. However, if the law says they are to be used, then it's not for an unelected official to decide otherwise.

There are absolutely changes that need to be made. They need to be made at the legislative level.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: EvillerBob

So all laws must be followed. Even the unjust ones?



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

I don`t know much about mandatory minimums but I`m pretty sure he has no control over that, if mandatory minimums were put in place by law well then congress did that since they are the only ones authorized by the constitution to make laws.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: EvillerBob

originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
The scariest part is realizing just what a large percentage of this country supports this narcissistic megalomaniac and every asinine decision he and his acolytes make. Cheering him on as he and his goons lord over this country with their oppressive and regressive policies.


Welcome to the last 8 years.


Oooooooh, gooood one! It's like you brought up past topical discussions and made them relevant again by jamming them into current topical discussions, regardless of what is being discussed at that moment. How genius is that? I mean, it like shuts down any argument with pure original wit that nobody else does. That retort was amazing, I'll say.

She's gonna need burn cream after that.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:23 AM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
a reply to: Krazysh0t

I don`t know much about mandatory minimums

Well maybe you should go deny some ignorance before you comment any further.
The Nation's Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing and Black Males

The truth about mandatory minimums: The left’s painful—but necessary—conversation about crime & punishment

PAUL: The madness of mandatory minimums

Rand Paul Decries Mandatory Minimum Sentences, Likens War On Drugs To Jim Crow - That's right. Rand Paul doesn't like them either.
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