- NEW: Holder announces action for "certain low-level, nonviolent drug offenders"
- Offenders must not have ties "to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels"
- Holder hopes the rising cost of incarceration in the United States will begin to shrink
- The effort has diverse support, including GOP Sen. Rand Paul, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy
It is about damn time. Now, if they will stop this foolish failed “war on drugs” and listen to the people and take a different approach to drug abuse, maybe our Country will progress instead of regress.
The U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder announced today that there will be a decrease in the minimum charges for drug related offenses, noting that the offender not be tied to organized crime or gangs, I believe. The idea being to stop the current minimum charges that date back to the 70’s.
The topic of todays subject story is the reduction id penalties, costs, incarceration, and reduction in those incarcerated presently for non-violent drug offenses. This story also marks a change in the disparity between whites and people of color in the way people of color will be penalized for the same offenses.