Saturday, March 18, 2017

THE NEW JUSTICE DEPT AND A.G. SESSIONS


"If he is confirmed, Mr. Sessions, who is considered one of the most conservative members of the Senate, will most likely push for wholesale changes and hard-line stances on immigration, terrorism, crime, drugs and guns. Democrats fear he could wipe away progress in civil rights, changes in sentencing and police accountability."
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/19/us/politics/jeff-sessions-donald-trump-attorney-general.html

This is the same man who lied to Congress about any meetings with Russians. http://www.factcheck.org/2017/03/did-sessions-lie/

If you are female, black, LGBT, and pro-choice on abortion, watch out.
Reforms that help reduce police use of force, corruption, etc. imposed by federal judges under "Pattern and Practice"  lawsuits may disappear.   The primary beneficiaries of these decrees were  blacks.

Sessions later announced that he would cut back on litigation designed to lessen excessive force and other forms of abuse.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sessions-doj-pull-back-civil-rights-suits-cops-article-1.2985012
I
t's sad the conservatives would rather defend corruption than endure change, esp. when the beneficiaries of change didn't vote for you. Another example of 'reward your supporters and punish you enemies.

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