1 of 22 View 22 Items Susan Walsh, Associated Press Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., center, joins Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, left, in a Instagram Live post as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, watches before they participate in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, on prison reform legislation. A criminal justice bill passed in the Senate gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and boosts prisoner rehabilitation efforts. Related Links How Utah Sen. Mike Lee may have paved the way for Trump's new asylum plan Utah Sen. Mike Lee in Mexico, Guatemala seeking solutions to migrant caravan SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mike Lee was still a federal prosecutor when he first heard about Weldon Angelos. Angelos, a 23-year-old music producer and father of three young children, was arrested in Utah in 2002 for selling dime bags of marijuana to a confidential police informant while carrying a gun. … [Read more...] about How a Salt Lake City drug dealer’s 55-year sentence inspired Utah Sen. Mike Lee to change America’s criminal justice system
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Dec. 20, 2018 / 11:01 AM GMT By Leigh Ann Caldwell WASHINGTON — It seems like an unbelievable story. For years, a bipartisan coalition of religious leaders, scholars and activists have argued the criminal justice system puts far too many behind bars and unfairly targets black men. The coalition urged the Obama administration to adopt their recommendations for reform. Yet Obama left office without passing legislation on criminal justice reform. Instead, President Donald Trump — known for his harsh and often racially tinged tough-on-crime rhetoric — is poised to make criminal justice reform a reality. After being passed in the Senate on Tuesday night, a broad criminal justice reform package is expected to pass the House on Thursday before it heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law. And the rare bipartisan … [Read more...] about How Trump unexpectedly garnered bipartisan support for criminal justice reform
close Video DeSantis sending a criminal referral to Justice Department Criminal referral includes Clinton, Comey and Lynch. On 'Fox & Friends,' Republican congressman from Florida says the lack of candor with Congress needs to be investigated. Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress on Wednesday sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department and FBI seeking an investigation of former bureau boss James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton in connection with 2016 campaign controversies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions already announced last month he had assigned a federal prosecutor to review some of those broader issues, while resisting calls for a second special counsel. But the referral represents an escalation of Republican pressure to probe top Democrats and Trump critics. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and 10 other lawmakers want an investigation into potential violations that cover everything from the … [Read more...] about GOP reps refer Comey, Clinton, McCabe for criminal investigation
Officer Sean Gannon was a well-known K-9 officer on Cape Cod who volunteered as a Big Brother and worked side-by-side with his furry partner, Nero. Prior to joining the Yarmouth Police Department, he worked for the Stonehill College Police Department and as a summer officer on Nantucket. Gannon, 32, had been on the Yarmouth police force for eight years when he was fatally shot Thursday afternoon while serving a warrant at a house in Marstons Mills.His dog, Nero, was shot in the face and neck and will have to undergo surgery, according to the Dennis Veterinary Hospital.On Friday morning, the students and faculty at Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth had a special time of prayer and took a moment of silence in honor of Gannon and his family.Gannon was originally from New Bedford and graduated from Bishop Stang High School in 2003. His parents and siblings are all alumni of the school.On Friday morning Bishop Stang officials posted a photo of Gannon on Facebook and expressed … [Read more...] about Slain Yarmouth police Officer Sean Gannon remembered for his sacrifice and service
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