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Former Congressman: Obama Plans to Release Minorities from Prison
Breitbart ^ | 2/12/2014 | Robert Wilde

Posted on 02/12/2014 5:07:33 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

A former Congressman has accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of a racial ulterior motive in a massive early prison release planned for up to 10,000 drug dealers.

Ernest Istook, a former U.S. Congressman and writer for the Washington Times, pointed out on his radio program that “Obama claims minorities usually get longer terms than whites, so he wants to shorten their time served. He says letting them out of prison early will save taxpayers money.”

Most of the prisoners were convicted for crack cocaine violations, almost always for dealing or possession with intent to sell. Istook went on to say, “It's like what President Obama claimed about marijuana, namely that enforcing anti-drug laws is unfair to minorities. When minorities commit a crime more often than other groups, rather than trying to fix behavior, Obama screams racism and says we shouldn't enforce that law.”

In a January interview with The New Yorker, President Obama claimed that US drug law enforcement punishes a “select few.” Obama opined, “We should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing.” The President insisted that the current drug laws unfairly target young minorities and that there is an inherent racism built into our criminal justice system. “Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,” Obama said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: minorities; obama; obamalawless; obamaracist; prison; release
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1 posted on 02/12/2014 5:07:33 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

And that idiot Holder will be sitting outside the prison gates registering them to vote. These corrupt bass turds.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 5:11:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Even more insidious is that Obama will violate the Constitution by forcing states to release all the blacks that are in state prisons on state charges for drugs like crack cocaine.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 5:14:24 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Another of those little items saved for after the last election that can affect him.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 5:16:20 PM PST by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Did you ever think that America could degenerate to this level of crime, sleaze and corruption ???


5 posted on 02/12/2014 5:16:49 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

At each opportunity Obama does the wrong thing.

Just when people who use illegal drugs like cocain, speed, pot, LSD and crack should be thrown in prison, Obama seeks to set them all free.


6 posted on 02/12/2014 5:22:45 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Must be a Muslim thing.

“Iran has pardoned 100 political prisoners in an attempt to appease the country’s opposition and reduce tensions seven months before parliamentary elections.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/30/iran-frees-100-political-prisoners


7 posted on 02/12/2014 5:23:48 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: sheikdetailfeather

users aren’t the same as dealers.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 5:23:50 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Will this happen after he takes our 2nd Amendment rights away?


9 posted on 02/12/2014 5:25:07 PM PST by dforest
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Not to sound paranoid, but it is almost like every action Obama takes is designed to pi$$ off Freepers.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 5:25:57 PM PST by fhayek
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Where’s the “satire” warning? I’m looking. Not there. Nope, not there either. OH DEAR GOD! This is real!


11 posted on 02/12/2014 5:26:22 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Barry’s Brownshirts


12 posted on 02/12/2014 5:26:55 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama is the most racist president in history.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 5:27:58 PM PST by MrChips (Ad sapientiam pertinet aeternarum rerum cognitio intellectualis - St. Augustine)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
More troops for the Civilian National Security Force. .
14 posted on 02/12/2014 5:28:26 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: fhayek

Right out of the commie playbook. Pile one outrage upon another, it is designed to induce insanity in a normal person. Turn off the news, it’s going to be nothing but bad.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 5:29:30 PM PST by TsonicTsunami08
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To: sheikdetailfeather
I actually called this one. I never went public, but I called this. I expect Barack Obama to grant a blanket pardon to every single minority, for any crime whatsoever. Murder, rape, whatever. Pardoned.

This man is the Antichrist.

16 posted on 02/12/2014 5:30:40 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
And that idiot Holder will be sitting outside the prison gates registering them to vote.

Or enlisting them in a "national security force" to fight obama's domestic enemies.

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." - Barack Obama, July 2, 2008

17 posted on 02/12/2014 5:30:47 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: smokingfrog

Beat me to that one. Has there been a large purchase order for all sizes of brown uniforms?


18 posted on 02/12/2014 5:31:52 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Don’t care the person or the party, being from MA and one that reads the news every day I can pretty much declare now that I will NEVER vote for a black politician.
Just NOT worth the risk.
apologies to those offended.....


19 posted on 02/12/2014 5:32:55 PM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie

Agreed. I have become a racist, because I discovered black people hate me more.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 5:33:44 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: mowowie
Fluke all the 'apologies' !

They want their 12:1 helter skelter, they can have their 12:1 helter skelter.

21 posted on 02/12/2014 5:35:56 PM PST by tomkat
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To: EagleUSA

Unfortunately, yes, while being the best man can do, it is not the way of God. It is destined to fall when morals decay what is left is babylon the whore, lets hope america stands in freedom until His return.when we can see the reality we were created for.. at the moment I am not convinced we still have a country.


22 posted on 02/12/2014 5:36:52 PM PST by aces (Jesus Saves not Society)
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To: Lazamataz

Yup Laz, me too.

What am I a sucker or something?
What do they expect?
Enough is enough.....


23 posted on 02/12/2014 5:37:29 PM PST by mowowie
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To: dforest

It will be hard to take away something which was not given to begin with.

My 2A rights remain regardless what any @#$hole in public office does.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 5:38:34 PM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Wouldn’t releasing minorities from prison make that a majority of prisoners being released?


25 posted on 02/12/2014 5:39:06 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

More “conscripts” for the upcoming race wars I see.
And I’m sure they will all be instructed to “get whitey” with an assurance that Holder will not prosecute them if caught again.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 5:54:54 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing”

I am so tired of libs assuming that everybody else did what they did. I didn’t. I may be the only person in the last 40 years to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin who didn’t, but I didn’t.

Jeez.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 5:58:43 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This bastard is operating right out of Saul Alynski’s book on destroying a Democracy.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 5:59:21 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: EagleUSA

No. Not only that, but it is happening very fast. Rush Limbaugh was really good today talking about this. How nobody is stopping him.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 6:05:09 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The minute I read that Holder was playing around with the drug law methodologies and sentencing procedures I knew instantly that it was a ploy to release a large number of mainly black convicts. Anyone who has any understanding of the US drug laws knows that African Americans are the ones who would largely benefit from this get out of jail free gift.

Blacks have been whining for years that the huge majority of people being convicted and imprisoned for crack-cocaine are African American so as soon as a black racist was put in charge of DOJ that problem will be solved.
Anyone who thinks releasing a flood of prison inmates back on the streets nearly all at once won't mean a large increase in crime is crazy-even if most of the crime will be in their own communities.

30 posted on 02/12/2014 6:11:35 PM PST by Larry381 ("God is dead." (Nietzsche, 1885) "Nietzsche is dead." (God, 1900))
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To: EagleUSA

“Did you ever think that America could degenerate to this level of crime, sleaze and corruption ???”

Yes. We were there with the Clinton’s but people didn’t know it because not as many people were on the internet and depended only on the MSM for their news and opinion.

If Hillary gets into the WH this jug eared clown will look like a piker.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 6:12:51 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

So then what will they do?

They’ll go from Jailfare to welfare ...

Either way, they’re on our dime.


32 posted on 02/12/2014 6:16:15 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: sheikdetailfeather; B4Ranch
Communist Goals (1963)

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

Full list: How far have we fallen. Communist Goals (1963)

33 posted on 02/12/2014 6:17:17 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

He needs thugs for his civilian army.


34 posted on 02/12/2014 6:21:07 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: sheikdetailfeather

What is the difference in overrepresentation of minorities on drug charges and the appearance of excessive sentences for murder, armed robbery or burglary? This line of reasoning would limit the prison population of minorities to their percent of the population as a whole. In fact, I think that is where this crap is going.

At the same time they’re going own the path of disarming the rest of us.


35 posted on 02/12/2014 6:31:55 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Lazamataz

Lets see what happens when Morsi squeals his guts out at his Terrorism Trial in Egypt.

I think General el Sisi has his undivided attention. He still refuses to acknowledge Sisi’s authority to try him and keeps saying that he is the rightful President of Egypt. But don’t think it is helping his cause much now.

May the Truth of Benghazi come “out of Egypt” during the Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Trials.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:07 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I wonder what all the arian nation guys are gonna think about this?

Widespread prison riots in the offing?


37 posted on 02/12/2014 6:33:20 PM PST by slouper
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To: sheikdetailfeather

They are at war with us the Amercian people.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 6:39:40 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: fhayek

We are not paranoid but they are watching & listening.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 6:43:00 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: Lazamataz

He’s laying the groundwork for what Hillary called “The Scorched Earth Policy”.

Holders arranging the release of the FLAN terrorist in 1999 was intended to do the same thing, cause public outrage, it was just on a smaller scale.

There’s a new clown that is being brought into the civil rights division at DoJ. His job is going to be to get the exact same kind of FBI files Hillary threatened to release during Clinton’s impeachment and implement “The Scorched Earth Policy”.

Let’s see what kind of outrage and reaction there is from people with the release of 10,000 cons.

Then think about the reaction if they are required by law to release another few hundred thousand because of what is in the FBI files they are going after.

I can tell you pretty close what the reaction will be in the black community when the content of those FBI files are made public.

Rodney King type riots in every city in the US.

They are following the Weather Underground playbook.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 6:44:26 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: sheikdetailfeather
More great news.

Just when I think these effing MO FOs can't stoop any lower, they prove me wrong, and stoop lower. I no longer believe there is any limit to their evil ways. They are disgusting, and breathing good air.

41 posted on 02/12/2014 6:45:26 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: matt1234

Sadly, more and more get crossed off that list each day, it seems.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 6:49:09 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Larry381
Anyone who thinks releasing a flood of prison inmates back on the streets nearly all at once won't mean a large increase in crime is crazy-even if most of the crime will be in their own communities.

That's what Section 8 is for. As well as community lending initiatives. To spread the joy. It's economic justice.

43 posted on 02/12/2014 6:50:30 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: smokingfrog

Yep. His civilian defense force.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 6:51:40 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: IMR 4350
I can tell you pretty close what the reaction will be in the black community when the content of those FBI files are made public.

What is in the FBI files?

45 posted on 02/12/2014 6:55:57 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Distraction Time: Eric Holder Now Says States Should Really Stop Preventing Felons from Voting

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/02/12/distraction-time-eric-holder-now-says-states-should-really-stop-preventing-felons-from-voting/


46 posted on 02/12/2014 6:59:05 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

From an earlier article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/obama-pardon-crack-cocaine_n_4474876.html

Obama Commutes Sentences Of 8 Inmates Convicted Of Crack Offenses

President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight federal inmates
who were convicted of crack cocaine offenses, greatly expanding his use of the
presidential clemency power to help those incarcerated because of harsh drug laws.

In a statement, Obama said they’d been sentenced under an “unfair system.” In 2011,
Congress passed a law that effectively reduced the federal government’s mandatory
penalties for people convicted of crack offenses, but commuting the sentences
represents the first time the reform has been applied to those convicted before it
was adopted. “If they had been sentenced under the current law, many of them would
have already served their time and paid their debt to society,” Obama explained
in the statement

End snip


47 posted on 02/12/2014 7:03:54 PM PST by deport
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To: matt1234

You recall in 2009 with the Gates dust up.

First thing the dems did was start screaming “Racial Profiling” and the Con. Black Caucus called for a review of all complaints filed against police with the FBI.

That was an attempted repeat of what had been done before.

In 1991 with R King John Conyers called for a review of all complaints filed against police with the FBI.

Those are the type files they are after. FBI files on police abuse and corruption.

In 1991 they found out there was somewhere around 15,000 complaints filed against police with the FBI for the previous 5 years and only around 42 cases were pursued in court.

That only 42 cases were pursued out of 15,000 complaints filed is what fueled the nonsense that police aren’t held accountable because of “republican racism”.

One of the 42 cases was against Governor Bill Clinton for ordering his state troopers to racial profile.

After the LA riots the FBI said there was nothing in the files. Bush 41 then ordered the US Attorneys to review the files.

I had filed a complaint with the FBI against a police officer, which was ignored, so I contacted the US Attorneys office and provided them with the info I had.

Basically what I provided to the US Attorneys was

Police are agents of a city govt and the city govt is liable for their actions, so the city govts will orchestrate a cover up of the police abuse and corruption to avoid or lessen their civil liability and they are using the criminal courts to do it. They are prosecuting innocent people to cover up for corrupt cops.

This little cover up method is also built into the police contracts.

Also the local FBI was helping with the cover up by going around the US Attorneys and burying the complaints.

You’ve got a bunch of Mike Nifongs prosecuting innocent people to cover up police abuse and corruption.

Bush’s US Attorneys never released the content of the files and when Clinton nominated Reno as AG she said she would release the content of the files if confirmed.

Reno never released the files, instead she fired all the US Attorneys to cover up what was in the files because it is Democrats which control the city govts that are prosecuting innocent people.

No one asked questions about Reno firing the US Attorneys because they were diverted by Waco.

When Vince Foster started spilling his guts he ended up belly up.

You will get roughly 3000-3500 news complaints filed against police every year, and these were the type of FBI files Hillary threatened to release during Clinton’s impeachment which is why the dems voted in lockstep not to impeach willy wager.

This clown that is being brought into the civil rights division at DoJ has said he is going to be targeting racial profiling by police.

This is all part of Hillary’s dirty tricks campaign to get into the WH, and if she can’t get into the WH, “Scorched Earth”. She will start a full scale race war to keep the left in power so she doesn’t end up in jail should a republican get elected.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 8:11:11 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Ending prohibition means releasing those in jail on charges of violating the absurd laws of prohibition.

Crimes of theft, robbery, violence etc. should not be released but those who simply are in for posession or intent to distribute should be pardoned en masse once we get through this legalization across the nation, end the war on some drugs, and they should be fully restored to society.

Even Holder and Obama occasionally do something right.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 8:13:06 PM PST by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I read here some months ago that jail sentences for meth users were going up-perhaps Zero and his racist deputy should look into those statistics, if they aren’t behind the trend themselves.


50 posted on 02/12/2014 9:01:56 PM PST by Amberdawn
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