regarding the man who was sentenced to 55 years for carrying a gun and dealing a
small amount of marijuana and the judge in that case and he didn't have a
choice he is wrong what he was lacking is imagination and courage. the
Constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishments. the judge could have relied
on this to avoid that particular sentence.there is something wrong
with us for let such a sentence stand also we can't afford it.
Consider this:The United States has 5% of the World's
population; yet, 25% of the people in jails and prison in the entire World are
being held behind bars in the U.S.A.Welcome to Gulag America.
Get rid of harsh congressional mandatory war on drug sentences that take
sentencing from judges and then stay out of criminal justice system.
A lot of the white collar criminals and friends of politicains in federal prison
who are probably not much of a risk to the general population, but when some one
ruins or steals millions because of their position, they really need to stay a
while.That said I agree with the above posters on the drug
sentencing.Ever wonder why there are so many hit and runs?Because
DUI charges exceed hit and run charges makes it a no brainer for the criminal to
go home sober up and wait and see if they get caught.
"...The details of exactly how Chaffetz' plan would be implemented are
of overriding importance, of course, and little is known right now about
those...".Details...little is known....Republicans
excoriate President Obama for leaving out the details.Republican
Congressman Chaffetz gets a pass.
And if a democratic lawmaker were to propose this, how long would it take before
he or she were branded "soft on crime?"
Mr. Chaffetz, I'm worried about Benghazi. Will you please investigate it