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Justice Dept. Starts Quest For Inmates To Be Freed
New York Times ^ | JAN. 30, 2014 | MATT APUZZO

Posted on 01/30/2014 5:21:38 PM PST by MeshugeMikey

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department wants low-level drug criminals who were sentenced under tough laws from the days of the crack epidemic to ask the president for early release from prison.

In an unprecedented move, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole asked defense lawyers on Thursday to help the government locate prisoners and encourage them to apply for clemency. The clemency drive is part of the Obama administration’s effort to undo a disparity that flooded the nation’s prison system and disproportionately affected black men.

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Thus begins Ωbama's Year Of Inappropriate Action
1 posted on 01/30/2014 5:21:38 PM PST by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

And gangland crime rate going up in our cities.


2 posted on 01/30/2014 5:24:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

....at an alarming rate.


3 posted on 01/30/2014 5:25:24 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
The clemency drive is part of the Obama administration’s effort to undo a disparity that... disproportionately affected black men

BS, it is a get out the vote drive.

Giving exfelon's the right to vote will be the next move.

4 posted on 01/30/2014 5:27:46 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just making room so they can lock up those terrible Tea Partiers, law abiding gun owners and anyone else who doesn’t vote demonrat.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 5:28:51 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Few if any are doing hard time for simple possession.
6 posted on 01/30/2014 5:31:34 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Michael.SF.
Nothing is beneath Ωbama, and in this Year Of Inappropriate And Largely Illegal Action..he's going to let out all the stops.

he may even win back some of his recently disaffected former zombies with this mess.
7 posted on 01/30/2014 5:31:58 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SolidRedState

look for the largest shift...in NEW YORK....


8 posted on 01/30/2014 5:32:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Kermit Gossnell, the abortion butcher of Philadelphia, will soon be back helping to eliminate the doctor shortage caused by CommieCare.


9 posted on 01/30/2014 5:33:11 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Turn the convicted drug felons loose from prison and allow the free flow of illegals (and drug cartels) across our borders. What could possibly go wrong.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 5:33:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: SpaceBar

He’s working the press..the people and the criminal element for all its worth.

Next thing ya know he’ll be demanding the Rebirth of Tookie Williams


11 posted on 01/30/2014 5:34:00 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: SpaceBar
Not true. Federal guidelines on crack possession used to be harsher than punishment for have a nuke in your possession.

It was 8 years for a nuke, BTW.

/johnny

12 posted on 01/30/2014 5:34:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MeshugeMikey

In the last couple days, more than thirty (30) head of these “low level” drug dealers were rounded up here in the North Dakota Baaken oil patch. The were peddaling oxy, crack, meth heroin and related hard drugs. About a third of these harmless young people (mostly in mid 30s) were armed. All of the armed ones were convicted felons. Holder wants to let more of them out on the streets. Kind of like emptying Guantanimo, the bandits turn up again in the most interesting places.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 5:34:32 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: MeshugeMikey

Didn’t Obama smoke crack????????????


14 posted on 01/30/2014 5:36:02 PM PST by RginTN
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To: MeshugeMikey

If they want to let somebody loose who isn’t going to hurt anybody, whose crime really wasn’t a crime, and doesn’t deserve to be in jail,... how about Lt.Col. Terry Lakin?


15 posted on 01/30/2014 5:36:25 PM PST by Gritty (Inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out! - David Horowitz)
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To: Jim Robinson

the large cadre of non mexican...illegals coming through with the others might be a bit troublesome as well.

Oh how many mohammad the suicide bombers have blended in to make the trip across our southern borders.

Come to think of it how many accomplished incarcerated jihadists are going to be set free....by accident...


16 posted on 01/30/2014 5:36:45 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Gritty
The Lt Col broke the first commandment of Obammunism Question Not the Ωbama
17 posted on 01/30/2014 5:38:31 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: RginTN

hes probably smoked just about everything one can stuff in a pipe.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 5:39:09 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I can see the FREE KERMIT! Protest Banners Now


19 posted on 01/30/2014 5:40:03 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Lion Den Dan

Where is there any chance at OVERSIGHT in these situations?

CAN the just us department do ANYTHING it so desires?


20 posted on 01/30/2014 5:41:26 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
There wouldn't be a drug problem if the gubmint secured the border.

Cocaine doesn't grow in the U.S.

21 posted on 01/30/2014 5:41:47 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

In the Land of Sanity...which now remains only as a distant memory..the borders would be close to impenetrable.

there would be no water stations with maps to the nearest food stamp office..and voter registration locations


22 posted on 01/30/2014 5:44:17 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Monitor the media, and let the drug dealers out.

Nice.


23 posted on 01/30/2014 5:45:03 PM PST by gaijin
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To: MeshugeMikey
When they are selling dope on our streets, Obupkus will count them as employed. That would bring the unemployment roles down somewhat.
24 posted on 01/30/2014 5:56:21 PM PST by Know et al (Spill chick want ketch awl yore miss takes.)
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To: gaijin

Next Step...Sue the media for speaking ILL of the Drug Dealers

all a part of The Year Of Inappropriate ACTION


25 posted on 01/30/2014 5:57:42 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Know et al

Look I’ve put a “Whole Chunk of FOLKS”.... back to work...


26 posted on 01/30/2014 5:58:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

We are being led by islamoNazi enemy agents, buffoons, traitors, crooks, thieves, ignoramuses, sell- outs, suck- ups, idiots, sexual predators, moral basket cases, sociopaths, direct agents of Satan, and the certifiably Insane. The new progressive governing coalition in Obama’s “ transformed AmerikaSSR.” Pray.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 6:00:45 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: MeshugeMikey

28 posted on 01/30/2014 6:01:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
hey I recognize that banner!



Ωbama is OUT OF CONTROL
29 posted on 01/30/2014 6:04:21 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Come to think of it how many accomplished incarcerated jihadists are going to be set free....by accident...

None. Not a single one. Why? Because they will be released deliberately and with malicious intent.

30 posted on 01/30/2014 6:05:11 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: faithhopecharity

a good summation of the inmates running this asylum

!!


31 posted on 01/30/2014 6:05:32 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
I was being highly sarcastic. Ωbama hasnt missed a beat yet with any of his evil deeds
32 posted on 01/30/2014 6:06:45 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I made it myself! ;^P


33 posted on 01/30/2014 6:08:57 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
There wouldn't be a drug problem if the gubmint secured the border CIA stopped importing it.

Fixed it.

34 posted on 01/30/2014 6:09:55 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I really really liked your FISH HUGGERS banner from this morning


35 posted on 01/30/2014 6:10:06 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yup!


36 posted on 01/30/2014 6:10:49 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Glad u like. The interesting thing to ask is WHY are we being led by such an ugly assortment of the worst American (and Kenyan and Indonesian) society can produce ? “Shit rises to the top of the tank” is pertinent but doesn’t quite explain the problem. Ideally, we’d like our country to be led by its very best. The exact opposite of the current situation. What have we done wrong to reach this nadir in American politics?


37 posted on 01/30/2014 6:12:07 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: MeshugeMikey

and after he did that, he likely smoked the pipe, IYKWIM.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 6:13:14 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: faithhopecharity

The Moral Structure of American Society has been polluted to the point of being severely damaged.

The raw sewage crept in through the breach.


39 posted on 01/30/2014 6:24:19 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

And how can we fix this ?


40 posted on 01/30/2014 6:25:58 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: MeshugeMikey

The President has unlimited powers to grant pardons, clemencies and amnesties. The Congress can only impeach him but can’t undo the acts.


41 posted on 01/30/2014 6:28:27 PM PST by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: faithhopecharity

Resolute Fervant Prayer to begin with.

The details are beyond me


42 posted on 01/30/2014 6:29:36 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Just pure racism on the part of our islamic black president. He does not represent Tax paying law abiding Americans. He is a direct party to and member of the islamic brotherhood and pushes their issues ahead of the concerns of Americans. Now he is going to let convicted criminals out of prison because they are black. These convicts have been arrested tried and convicted of drug crimes. They are guilty, period. But they are black so they deserve special treatment according to Holder and Obama. Pure racism in action.

After he lets these criminals out of prison how do you think they will live? They have two choices, either welfare or criminal activity. I predict that most of them will re-offend and be back in jail within 6 months. Some will murder innocent people, I'll put money on it. When that happens we need to hold Obama and Holder personally responsible.

43 posted on 01/30/2014 6:29:54 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: oldenuff2no

How can we hold Holder responsible?

The Sheriff is a Thug!


44 posted on 01/30/2014 6:31:46 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Nobody should be in prison for what is essentially nothing more than a poor personal choice. I am tired of living on Prison Planet. If someone is a murderer or rapist they should be hung, violent offenders in prison, and petty offenders should be fined and offered counseling. Let the extra judges, lawyers, LEOs, and prison guards earn a living doing something productive.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 6:32:45 PM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I agree that’s a good step 1.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 6:34:01 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C)
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To: faithhopecharity

I cant envision many of the steps in the solution but I do know where to begin.

Viewed without an eye towards grace and Divine Providence, the problem takes on the appearance of an invincible monolith, which it is not.
We must remember that we aren’t fighting this battle empty handed.


47 posted on 01/30/2014 6:38:29 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: WMarshal

I doubt that many of the released will have been convicted soley for drug offenses. I do not trust this punk not to release who he will willy nilly regardless of their offenses.

Hopefully there are those in a position to collect the names and offenses of the released and make them known.


48 posted on 01/30/2014 6:40:56 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: MeshugeMikey

This is truly Bizarro World territory.


49 posted on 01/30/2014 6:43:02 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Iron Munro

Hopefully someone along the pipeline will be able to offer some information as to the actual criminal offenses released prisoners were convicted of.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 6:46:53 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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