Sessions Encourages U.S. Attorneys to 'Charge Criminals as Strictly as Possible'...
Don't worry, snowflakes. Jeff Sessions isn't just strict when it comes to illegal immigration (see Jeff Sessions Issues Warning to Illegal Immigrants and Jeff Sessions Puts Sanctuary Cities on Blast). According to this new Sessions memo, he's strict when it comes to any criminal anywhere.
The move will send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences.
Officials at the Department of Justice said the new guidelines are a direct rebuttal of policies implemented under President Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder.
The memo is already being referred to as “the Sessions Memo.” The 94 U.S. attorneys were instructed in the memo to “charge and pursue the most serious and readily provable offense.”
These cases often carry the longest sentences. The memo also brings back into effect mandatory minimum sentences, which are expected to increase prosecutions and the prison population.
Basically Sessions wants to make sure convicted criminals are kept off the streets longer. I'm sure there's going to be leftist outrage about this. Just because that's what they do. Something happens: outrage. Something else happens: outrage. Doesn't matter what the "something else" is, there's outrage. Donald Trump told a squirrel to "shoo" there will be outrage. PETA would band together for PSAs. Hashtags of #NotAllSquirrels would spread across the internet like a slutty case of herpes. New commercials about the humanity of squirrels would spring forth to show down the masses of Americans who tell squirrels to shoo. In fact the word "shoo" would be branded as hate speech. Anyone who uttered it as a way to hurry along tiny critters, labeled a bigot.
It won't be rational outrage, but you know it's coming.
Other than squirrels, though, what Jeff Sessions is proposing is a lovely change of pace from Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder. He'd rather not punish criminals. What with him being one. "Allegedly."