Get Big Government Out of Small Crimes

Post Date: August 12, 2013

(SFGate, Debra Saunders column – Julie Stewart interviewed) — It was big news Monday when Attorney General Eric Holder told the American Bar Association in San Francisco, “Certain low-level nonviolent drug offenders who have no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels will no longer be charged with offenses that impose draconian mandatory minimum¬†sentences.”

It was big news because the Obama administration finally looked to what it could do about racial disparities under federal jurisdiction – instead of pointing at what others in the criminal justice system are doing¬†wrong. Read more…