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Holder: Give Drug Dealers a Break

Attorney general says non-violent traffickers should not face long mandatory sentences

March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in......

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zip064

Mar-16-14 10:11 AM

Can they all live with Eric Holder?

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zip064

Mar-15-14 4:12 PM

stupid on parade.

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daWraith

Mar-15-14 10:24 AM

See "Man Found in Wheeling May Be Murder Suspect" for a reference on the type of felons Eric Holder thinks should have the right to vote!

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caltransplant

Mar-15-14 10:04 AM

I see Cherokee is playing the ignorance card again. Funny stuff!

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CherokeeProud

Mar-15-14 12:27 AM

If you need help with your sentence structure, spelling, or etc please call on Prof. "Uintresting" to help you. He will assist you any time as he is our new provider of how to use the words they're, can't, don't, and etc. If people needed your help some would have hired you by now.

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acousticportal

Mar-14-14 11:46 PM

Makes sense.

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CherokeeProud

Mar-14-14 10:39 PM

Eric Holder is a complete idiot. He wants to lower the sentences for drug dealers yet in Fast and Furious he gave guns to the Mexicans who used them to slay our people. If they jailed people for being really dumb he would be the first one sentenced and he would never get out. and as for you the thetruthforonce, you are a left wing lugnut. Your foot is bigger than your mouth and you may not be able to get it out. Keep on striving to show your stupidity.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Mar-14-14 7:28 PM

Of course Holder would say that!!!

As someone who has supplied the Mexican drug cartel with weapons, he is clearly on the side of the drug lords!!

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daWraith

Mar-14-14 5:05 PM

This is just another horsemanure issue to distract the stupid press and the sheeple from the REAL ISSUES:

1) The FAILED Obama Economy

2) The FAILED OBamacare policy

3) The FAILED Ukraine foreign policy

4) The FAILED Mideast policy

5) The FAILED Class Envy war

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Shark88

Mar-14-14 3:20 PM

Therein lies the problem.

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Shark88

Mar-14-14 3:18 PM

So the question becomes... who will it target next?

That is easy. Born-again Christians, teapartyers, conservatives, and other pro-life, 'anti-homosexual behavior' non-conformists. These are those who are already being targeted and the heat will be turned up as the U.S. & rest of so-called civilized world becomes more dark & more unrighteous. So much so that what was once considered base, abnormal, and unrighteous becomes 'the norm' for a society of wayward people having a seared conscience. As of such, there is no remedy.

Rebelliousness & rebellion begin in the home. If not checked at the door the remainder of society suffers its terrible consequences.

It all begins with mom & dad. Who? mom & dad. Who are mom & dad? Does anyone know who mom and dad are anymore? mom is busy on her iphone, career, or yoga & dad is rarely if ever around. Children are being raised by television, internet, public school teachers, &/or relatives. Therein l

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sonofsaf

Mar-14-14 1:46 PM

The U.S. government will still need to fill its prisons. It will just finally be shifting its focus away from non-violent drug offenders.

So the question becomes... who will it target next? The likely answer is individuals with massive debt. Rather than collude with the pharmaceutical industry, the government will "discover" their new moral imperative from the banking industry (credit cards companies, insurance & mortgage brokers, etc.).

This will probably take shape during the next major economic collapse. They'll also go after those who previously defrauded the government (student loan defaults, food stamp & welfare fraud, etc.). They'll set up additional watchdog agencies and hire more agents. Watch for it!

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wvhoopie2

Mar-14-14 12:53 PM

Holder maybe should come up with a program where anyone receiving government aid must take a blood test to insure keeping in good standing to receive the benefits.

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wvhoopie2

Mar-14-14 12:50 PM

Government must want to use the risk vs reward program to see how much they can save in taxes while passing the cost on to the citizens to put up with all these non-violent people.

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wvhoopie2

Mar-14-14 12:47 PM

They might be non-violent but how many people, families, and communities are they killing or destroying. But, the government thinks it is ok?

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dyingov

Mar-14-14 11:48 AM

caltransplant, Please explain the following statement: "In a country where nearly half of all federal inmates are serving time for drug crimes, the harshest penalties should be reserved for violent drug defendants and criminals with long rap sheets, Holder said."

Yes, the states and feds are now in the reduction of sentencing mood! Does anyone recall the politician platform of the 90's? Lockem-up....Just a game to fool the sheeple!

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richardwhee

Mar-14-14 11:34 AM

This Brother will take care of his Brothers.

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caltransplant

Mar-14-14 10:40 AM

intresting, I hope you'll join him.

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caltransplant

Mar-14-14 10:40 AM

The headline here is so typical of this rag. No where did Mr. Holder say to "give drug dealers a break." This shows a clear lack of journalistic integrity. All over the country, States are taking similar measures as those suggested by the Commission and Holder, in an effort to reduce prison overcrowding and the enormous cost of incarceration.

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daWraith

Mar-14-14 10:33 AM

"WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder is putting the weight of the Obama administration behind restoring voting rights to former felons, calling laws that disenfranchise millions of Americans "unnecessary and unjust," and saying they are rooted in "centuries-old conceptions of justice that were too often based on exclusion, animus, and fear." Holder, who has made criminal justice reform a central focus of his over the past several months, said the policies had a disparate impact on minority communities and echoed those enacted during the post-Civil War era."

Everything in the Obama_Holder world is RACISM. Give me a *****ing break!

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Wvcoffee

Mar-14-14 10:18 AM

Hey STUPID! Myers writes the headlines!

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intresting

Mar-14-14 9:45 AM

that's"can't" cure

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Triton

Mar-14-14 9:30 AM

People often forget (the media sure did) that Holder had quite a niche in the Clinton Admin. For sure, Bill and Hillary never, ever thought they would be back in public life (no one could anticipate Obama's non America administration) so they ran amuck at the end of Bill's bizarre tenure in the White House. Hillie looted the White House of every gift given the US during their eight yrs in office (when heads of state visit they often bring a gift for the WH) and after they left Hillie was threatened with arrest by the GAO and had to return the stolen items. She did. But Bill, well Slick Willie went in the business of selling Presidential pardons for his post WH nest egg. The Atty Gen opted out since it was so stinky, and who stepped up to handle the bag man role, Ast AG Eric Holder (who never thought he would ever be in Gov again). Bargain basement selling pardons to rich guys, thugs and violent criminals. That was Eric the Bagman's first foray into jsutice and perverted ethics

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intresting

Mar-14-14 9:20 AM

By the way, Eric the Destroyer has pulled the FBI off of the investigation of Harry Reed. May they all burn in ____!

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intresting

Mar-14-14 9:18 AM

When did Myers start working or writing for the AP in Washington? You freebagging liberal half-wits are just plain STUPID! And as the saying goes, you can cure STUPID!

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