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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:55 PM

 

Booker Vows to Extend Clemency to Thousands of Nonviolent Drug Offenders

NEWARK, NJ - U.S Sen. Cory Booker has promised to initiate clemency for more than 17,000 nonviolent drug offenders in federal prison on day one of his presidency, should he be elected.

Booker, a former mayor and councilman of Newark, today outlined his Restoring Justice Initiative. It would begin clemency proceedings for people serving federal sentences for marijuana-related offenses, reduce sentences for certain drug offenses and retroactively eliminate disparities between crack and powder cocaine sentences.

“Granting clemency won’t repair all the damage that has been done by the War on Drugs and our broken criminal justice system, but it will help our country confront this injustice and begin to heal,” Booker said in a statement.

State Democratic lawmakers are still grappling with how -- and when -- to expunge records of those with marijuana offenses. Expungement was put on pause once the state Legislature canceled a vote to legalize recreational marijuana.

Read more: https://www.tapinto.net/towns/verona-slash-cedar-grove/articles/booker-vows-to-extend-clemency-to-thousands-of-nonviolent-drug-offenders-7
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:41 PM

1. Definitely a great idea!

 

Awesome.
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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:29 PM

2. Kudos - a call for justice.

 

A topic worthy of more discussion.
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:31 PM

3. It's a great idea. He didn't do himself any favors today with his apology tour, though.

 

Or maybe he did... I'm sure his political instincts are better than mine. And we're here reading this news.
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