The days of going soft on law breakers are over.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a letter out on Thursday to 94 U.S. attorneys telling them to pursue the most serious charges they can against the majority of criminals, Fox News reported.
The decision will result in longer prison sentences because of the mandatory minimum sentences it will trigger.
“The Sessions Memo,” as it has been called, instructed the federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious and readily provable offense.”
It is in stark contrast to former Attorney General Eric Holder who, as a member of the Obama administration, instructed prosecutors to adhere to a “smart on crime” policy that advised prosecutors to be lenient on low-level drug crimes.
Conservatives were excited about the return of law and order.
Chief among them was Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) May 12, 2017
YAY! ? AG Sessions instructs all 94 US attorneys to go for most serious charges!? KEEP CRIMINALS OFF THE STREETS!? pic.twitter.com/eQ9kNAHHy7
— Boston??Bobblehead (@DBloom451) May 12, 2017
How outrageous AG Sessions instructs 94 US Attorneys to actually charge criminals with the crimes they commit.
— 45 IS #1 (@Gregmichael78) May 12, 2017
“The Sessions Memo”
Reversing Obama Crap!!
Way to go Secy Sessions ???https://t.co/NLnrLgyxJc
— ??Tia6 ??⚓? (@tia6sc) May 12, 2017
— #PresidentTrump ???? (@DonaldUS2016) May 12, 2017
— Mari Proud Trump Won (@MarianneHaran) May 12, 2017
BREAKING – Sessions’ DOJ releases memo to all 94 US attorneys calling 4 reversal of Holder-era policy
GOOD. THE ADULTS ARE BACK IN CHARGE.
— God_Bless_USA ?? (@MihaljevichW) May 12, 2017
— TOP OF THE TIMES (@TopOfTheTimes) May 12, 2017
Liberals, on the other hand, whined.
The co-director of Human Rights Watch’s US program, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, has already issued a statement on the Sessions memo: pic.twitter.com/hgi2jZv3M1
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) May 12, 2017
The #sessions memo is probably the most pointless and devastating thing out if this admin yet. Roll it back 20 years…
— Aaron Bateman (@schizrade) May 12, 2017
Jeff Sessions has told all 94 US Attorneys to send you to the gulag for jay-walking or administering your own healthcare with a plant.
— Michael Salamone (@MichaelSalamone) May 12, 2017
That is some Olympic level gymnastics to get to that fear mongering.
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