Daily Archives: 1, December 20, 2018

“This will keep our communities safer…” How’s That?

“I’m disappointed my amendments to exclude child molesters from early release and to protect victims’ rights were not adopted. I also remain concerned that reducing sentences for drug traffickers and violent felons is a threat to public safety.” U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

Senate easily passes Trump-backed criminal justice reform bill

A Trump-backed bipartisan criminal justice bill passed the Senate Tuesday night by a margin of 87-12, despite ongoing efforts by Sen. Tom Cotton and other hardline conservatives to sink it.

Why it matters: For years, advocates and lawmakers have worked to reform the federal prison system only to have their efforts fall apart at the last minute. But with the help of Jared Kushner in the White House and a bipartisan Senate coalition, the First Step Act has made it past the Senate and will now likely become law — impacting thousands of current federal inmates.

What’s next: The bill is going back to the House, where it is also expected to pass. The House passed a less expansive version of the bill earlier this year. After that it’ll head to the president’s desk for signature.

Details: The bill would… Continue reading

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Hows Baltimore Doing Since The Consent Decree Forced On The Baltimore PD By The Obama Holder DOJ? No Coverage By The Hit & Run National Media Anymore?

Baltimore Holds Second Gun Buyback As It Exceeds 300 Homicides For Fourth Year In A Row

Baltimore is holding its second gun buyback Wednesday, as it exceeds 300 homicides for the fourth straight year. A spike in gun violence has Baltimore’s Mayor Catherine Pugh demanding change …

CBS Baltimore|12 hours ago

Baltimore woman using city gun buyback to ‘upgrade to a better weapon’

The Baltimore Police Department collected more than 500 firearms Monday as part as a buyback program that pays residents anywhere between $25 to $500 for their unwanted weapons and high-capacity …

The Washington Times|8 hours ago

Baltimore Violence is Obama’s Failed Legacy on Race

Posted on May 4, 2015 by Peter Flaherty

As our first African-American president, Barack Obama had the opportunity to personify the final triumph of civil rights, and in the process, become a celebrated and historic figure. Instead, his ironic legacy on race is one of abject failure, as the rioting and looting in Baltimore underscore. Continue reading