Sessions Attacks Obama "Legacy": Rolls Back Relaxed Sentencing Guidelines For Drug Dealers

Tyler Durden's picture

After 8 years of the Obama administration relaxing sentencing guidelines for drug dealers, you know because it's just racist to jail drug dealers moving cocaine by the kilo, and releasing hundreds of hardened criminals from federal prisons around the country, Jeff Sessions has taken it upon himself to undo yet another component of Obama's "legacy."

"It is a core principle that prosecutors should charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.  This policy affirms our responsibility to enforce the law, is moral and just, and produces consistency."

 

"This policy fully utilizes the tools Congress has given us.  By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences."

Per The Hill, the new guidelines instruct prosecutors to "disclose to the sentencing court all facts that impact the sentencing guidelines or mandatory minimum sentences" — a significant departure from Holder's policies, which directed prosecutors not to disclose the quantity of drugs to courts to avoid strict mandatory minimum sentences, unless the defendant was a gang leader or repeat criminal offender.

Not surprisingly, Eric Holder was outraged by Sessions' decision to actually enforce laws and issued the following statement:


As we noted in January, on the day before leaving office, President Obama commuted the sentences of another 330 federal prisoners, shattering his previous single-day record and bringing his total to 1,715, more than the previous 13 presidents combined.  In addition, the President pardoned 212 federal prisoners bringing his total acts of clemency to 1,927. 


This latest move concluded Obama's mission to aggressively use his clemency power to release 100's of violent criminals serving time due to what he has described as "outdated and overly harsh drug sentencing laws."  But, while the President often claimed publicly that his commutations were only for "low-level" and "non-violent" criminals, 568 of the 1,715 commutations were offered to people serving life sentences...which typically aren't given to "low-level" criminals caught with a couple ounces of drugs on them.

Here is how Obama's acts of clemency stacked up against other Presidents...can anyone spot the outlier?

Commutatins

 

We can't wait for Democrats, we're looking at you Maxine Waters, to explain to how racist it is for Jeff Sessions to insist that law enforcement officials and courts actually enforce laws.  The horror.

 

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Philo Beddoe's picture

Should really rollback those sentancing guidlines for all those white collar criminals behing bars. Yeah, the 4 of them. 

Son of Loki's picture

Sessions orders prosecutors to seek toughest drug charges

Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors on Thursday to charge defendants with the most serious, provable crimes carrying the most severe penalties.

 

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/sessions-orders-prosecutors-to-se...

 

"Enforcing the law is so raycist!"

 

~ Local Crack dealer

 

FrozenGoodz's picture

Was he wearing a white robe during the announcement?

 

Doesn't count

junction's picture

"Was he wearing a white robe during the announcement?"

I couldn't tell, the announcement was made at night from an outside podium and the light from the burning crosses and the bonfire cast Sessions in a shadow. 

WTFRLY's picture

You have to teach the drug dealers that only government approved cocaine transactions are acceptable

dasein211's picture

I think Jeff "painal" Sessions doesn't wear undies under the robe because he believes in freedom.

Chuck Walla's picture

" the light from the burning crosses"

How many Democrats showed up for this? Sounds like a whole Koven. Was it the Robert Byrd Memorial Riders?

goober's picture

Did the loosening of prosecution of drug related crimes have any affect on the out of control drug trade here in USA under BHO and Holder ? They have promoted it all the entire time.  And allowed it all to grow to what we see today. Just as they carried out Fast and Furious. But I doubt you are capable to grasp these simple truths because you are consumed in publicly performing fallatio on both of them for all to see daily here ! Do you think you are fooling anyone or convincing anyone of your own insane fasle paradigms ? Beyond obvious you are being paid by one the Soros blue groups. What are you going to do when your name and address is made public for your crimes ? HA HA HA HA...........  Phck you !

peopledontwanttruth's picture

Sounds like a very forgiving man who will be looking for forgiveness himself later.

S

Omen IV's picture

obama let banksters / drug dealers / clintons off the hook - all "get out of jail card free" except the banksters are paying now thru the nose at $400k a pop

dasein211's picture

Bush let the banksters off first. Then Obama. And now trump is ready to lube the ol anis for them. You're an idiot if you this it's only Dems. And you're also an idiot if you want these retarded drug laws enforced.

peopledontwanttruth's picture

IT WAS MEANT TO BE SARCASTIC, I THINK "ALL" THESE POLITICIANS HAVE THEIR HANDS SOAKING IN BLOOD,

peopledontwanttruth's picture

It was meant to be Sarcastic, I didn't fat finger the S, I type very well.  He is neither forgiving or kind, has plenty of blood on his hands and many who helped him achieve the agenda against mankind.   Do I think he will be looking for forgiveness later (yes), many talk big until our day of judgement, then knees will wobble, just as mine will too.

 

HRClinton's picture

One of the "4" is Bernie Madoff.

"He ripped off his own kind, which is unforgivable", is the message.

Whenever you do a white collar crime, you must always have an insurance and "Stay out of jail" card to use.

That's the difference between the Successful and Unsuccessful law breakers: Teamwork.

BritBob's picture

Obama never moved off the fence from 'recognizing the de facto UK administration of the Falklands' to realizing that Argentina's Falklands' claim is spurious and that they have been duped into believing propaganda. Time to recognize that only the Falkland Islanders can determine how and by whom they are governed and dismiss that mythical Malvinas fairy tale.

Falklands – 1833 Usurpation & UN Resolutions:

https://www.academia.edu/21721198/Falklands_1833_Usurpation_and_UN_Resolutions

 

Common sense dictates that the occupants of such a territory get to determine how and by whom they are governed by.

medium giraffe's picture

Bob, no one gives a fuck about the Falklands.  I know some Paras that fought in the Falklands war, and they don't give a fuck either.  Have you been?  It's a shithole.  You never mention South Georgia either.  Maybe because you don't know what the fuck you are talking about?

Can't you find something else to say?  Haven't you got a picture of Maggie you can go and crack one off to instead?

Collapsed's picture

War on drugs needs to end, not be reinforced.  Just another special interest handout.  How about we start with the "legal" prescription drug dealing. 

Philo Beddoe's picture

Shhhh. Don't forget about the patent scam as well. 

medium giraffe's picture

The American healthcare system fascinates me.  It seems most of the population has about 12 different meds.  From an outsider point of view it's almost unfathomable that this should be the norm without question. This attitude is becoming more pervasive globally, but is still nowhere near as insane as within the US culture bubble.  Humans are capable of surviving without drugs, but to look at the US you wouldn't think so.  Madness.

 

If Antidepressant Commercials Were Honest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0v0jUeFGQ0

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

That cracked skit is %100 on the money.

44magnum's picture

(((who))) runs the AMA ,who runs big pharma. All the answers you be looking for.

goober's picture

Most Americans are too fat, dumb and lazy to simply take responsibilty for their own health. And have no idea what we call our helath care system is a complete farce and worse than useless.

Bottom line is simple. In every matter we are always on our own merits or demerits as the case may be. Our own health is all about information and taking action. Realizing the doctoring thing here in USA is a scam, is the first step to good health ! If you do not grasp this you wil be a victim and die early and misearably and of course lose all your assets to the state. What a sick joke it all is, yet easy to avoid !

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/health-a-simple-approach-to-overall-w...

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/fitness-over-60-a-mindset-of-health.html

SRV's picture

Or maybe check the mangos Hill & Co been shipping through Chicago (from Pakistan) filled with smack... or the meds being cut or replaced with animal meds in Montreal... or the coke imported in bags of Basmati Rice.

No problem with enforcing the big suppliers, and I believe that's the focus, but of course I agree for personal use... a complete waste of time and $$$ to even investigate let alone charge and convict. 

shovelhead's picture

Damn...

I'll switch from Jasmine rice.

Abaco's picture

Not to mention a gross, unconsitutional, usurpation of power.  Every asshole out there, whether DEA agent, AG, etc. who prosecutes this WOD is a subversive.

goober's picture

I agree the WODs as it has been used is a sham and actually has created what we see. But that is only because our gov is part of the problem and no part of any solution. There is a solution and that is simply enforce the laws rationally. And prosecuting the criminals inside our own government. Could also prosecute a lot of doctors that give out fake prescriptions for opiouds and quit worrying about marijuana. White dope, prescription dope and heroin are the problems and all are easily solved just as the borders can be easily sealed if we actually want to do that ! The first step is to realize that anybody who does this shit is NOT a victime but a fool and they did this to themselves. All else is utter bullshit. I do not feel sorry for any of them in the slightest and would just as soon see them gone from the gene pool. So let them OD , I could give a fuck less. My only concern is their cost to society and the people they harm in various ways.

Again we are all on our own merits and demerits and that will never change no matter who is in power ! BHO and crew just put everything on steroids and that is why I despise these criminals. We do not even have an inkling of all the crimes they committed , yet ? and the key word is yet ! I fully realize DT is not the perfect guy , but he is what we have to work with and some of you ZH quasi intellectuals cannot grasp that simple fact ! Would you rather have Hillary ? I would like to see some of you in an actual fight and laugh my ass off since this is suppsoed to be fight club, but has morphed into more like pussy, excuse, quasi intellectul club ! And the sarc thing is not even relevent any longer for one simple reason. We are in a war for our country you fucking idiots !

http://www.downtoearththinking.com/the-prosecution-of-assange-is-a-very-...

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Will also help them ramp up their asset forfeiture scheme

Bopper09's picture

Maxine would only agree if Obama did it, but disagree with everything else no matter what.

medium giraffe's picture

Just think of all the water and oxygen she uses every day.  What a waste.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

A mirror image of the community she represents.

barysenter's picture

Its not a community, its an infestation. There is no Maxine Waters, just a deformed, terrified, hate filled id reflecting outward. She's an act, a psychotic impersonator, treacherous, parasitic, unoriginal, just like the rest of the crooks infesting bureaucracies, looting the productive everywhere. Just another active cockroach. Take a look at what her chicom cell mate moonbeam is plotting.

Bricker's picture

Next up, The Clintons, Podesta and other DC heads for Pedo and this includes Bill NYE

Winston Churchill's picture

No chocolate cake with this announcement ?

I have a client thats heavily invested in the legal pot trade in Kali and Colorado.

He's moving to Kali and is now putting money into the Kaliexit campaign.

The vested interests are starting to eat each other.

WillyGroper's picture

"We can't wait for Democrats, we're looking at you Maxine Waters, to explain to how racist it is for Jeff Sessions to insist that law enforcement officials and courts actually enforce laws."

most assuredly after mad maxine wrote the forward to Gary Webb's book Dark Alliance after her district was destroyed by drug & gang infestation.  she shut her pie hole real quick after getting money for the real estate grab that also hosed CAF in the process.

Does this mean Jeff will be going after the heroin kingpins also?

Abaco's picture

Any AG (including all the little bitch US Attorney's) who prosecutes drug offenses should be horsewhipped.  They are subversives.  There has been no amendment granting the Fed's this authority as there was with the 18th for alcohol.  All of these little shitheads toke an oath defend the constitution but there is not single one of them who can give you a law constitutionally based justification for federal authority to define and punish felonies for manufacture, possession, or sale of any substance. 

They are all just grimy deviants who get off on putting people in prison.

WillyGroper's picture

"All of these little shitheads toke an oath"

was that 1 toke over which line in the constitution?

freudian slip...;D

rofl.

it's nothing more than money making indentured slavery for corporate.

Abaco's picture

If they toed thir oath the might see how badly they betray.  Nothing freudian - my drugs of choice are caffeine and gthe fruit of the vine and distilleries.

WillyGroper's picture

from toke to toed...sounds kinky.

DollarMenu's picture

Probably not, the money flow is too imprtant to folks from the CIA, TBTF, and MIC.

Remember, the Taliban had almost eliminated poppy growing in Afghanistan,

now that the Americans have moved in, the Afghan poppy crop has never been bigger.

IMO, the whole fiat system needs to be replaced before any meaningful changes can happen.

Miss Expectations's picture

"It rubs the lotion on its skin...." It helps make the fake tears flow

Here's Glenn Beck doing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBmMsTkc9ms
Here's Obama doing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijFPMrptrwE

stormsailor's picture

does he have a legacy?  probably just an armacy

CHoward's picture

I'd much perfer that drug dealers get a death sentence or life in prison but I can go with Attorneys General Sessions actions on this matter. 

cherry picker's picture

The biggest drug 'dealer' is your government with its corporate pharmaceutical and FDA 'backers' making chain drugstores rich.

Then you have the CIA, notorious for opium and heroin deals.

Cannabis is proved to have medicinal benefits.  .Gov doesn't like the stuff because it is easily grown and it would render many of the over and under counter medicines to rot on shelves.

 

Abaco's picture

You mean like the drug dealers from Purdue Pharma who brought us the opioid epidemic and their counterparts at the CIA.

Angry White Guy's picture

The best 'anti-drug' is giving people freedom, economic mobility, and a fair chance at success, and a decent culture that promotes good things like real families.  These are all things the American public is increasingly realizing are out of reach for them, thus the turn to 'despair' and all the sad things that come with it.

 

Wonderful country we have here.

FORD_FIESTA's picture

The best ANTI-DRUG, is a 45 ACP to the head of the dealer......let the users O.D. .....problem solved. Need to ween the Herd.

Abaco's picture

The best anti-idiot is a .45 to your head.   Need to clean the gene pool.

Angry White Guy's picture

Down voter - not much for freedom and mobility, eh?  asshat.

bornlastnight's picture

Probably a demcRAT lurking and you got under his skin.  Oh the horror.  I'll upvote you to cancel his downvote.

pitterrier's picture

Dear Mr. Sessions,

Please work in weekends and do not take any vacations until we have our country back, especially "The Rule of Law."

Sincerely,

A Citizen and a Patriot