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Does US need a new crime crackdown? Prosecutors see generational divide

Added: 17.05.2017 19:17 | 13 views | 0 comments

At the core of the debate over the role of prosecutors in keeping America safe, some experts and prosecutors believe, is a generational divide. Attorney General Jeff Sessions represents one view, epitomized by his decision to restore mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses on Friday – undoing guidance aimed at reducing prison overcrowding. “It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense,” he said in the memo.

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