Thursday, October 19, 2017
From The Washington Post, via the NACDL news scan:
The Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime & Incarcerationsent a letter to Sessions and President Trump, and held a summit meeting in Washington, in which they were adamant that crime has been steadily declining across America for a quarter-century, not spiraling upward as the president is sometimes inclined to claim. They think the decline is a result of smarter policing and more careful prosecution. But Sessions has called for increased drug prosecution and ordered federal prosecutors to seek the stiffest possible sentences in all cases, regardless of circumstance.