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Corey Booker, Rand Paul team up for justice (Barf alert)
Politico ^ | 7/8/2014 | Seun Min Kim

Posted on 07/08/2014 5:09:13 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade

Meet the Senate’s newest odd couple: Sens. Cory Booker and Rand Paul.

The duo of high-profile, first-term senators — one a New Jersey Democrat who came to Capitol Hill on Twitter-fueled national fame, the other a Kentucky Republican mulling a presidential bid in 2016 — will roll out legislation that comprehensively overhauls the U.S. criminal justice system.

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The measure, called the REDEEM Act, has several pillars: It encourages states to change policies so children are directed away from the adult criminal justice system; automatically expunges or seals — depending on their age — criminal records of juveniles who committed nonviolent crimes; and limits solitary confinement of children, except in rare circumstances.

The legislation also creates a path for adults with nonviolent offenses to seal their criminal records and restores food stamp and welfare benefits for low-level drug offenders who have served their sentences.

The senators touted the legislation as a smarter use of taxpayer funds while more effectively focusing rehabilitation efforts for young individuals to help them avoid committing future crimes.

“I will work with anyone, from any party, to make a difference for the people of New Jersey and this bipartisan legislation does just that,” Booker said in a statement to be released Tuesday.

In his own statement, Paul said the existing criminal system has kept scores of young men and women in a “cycle of poverty and incarceration.”

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“Many of these young people could escape this trap if criminal justice were reformed, if records were expunged after time served, and if nonviolent crimes did not become a permanent blot preventing employment,” Paul said.

Paul, in particular, has made reforms to the criminal justice system one of his signature issues. Most recently, he introduced legislation that would restore voting rights for nonviolent felons in federal elections — a move that was praised by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

He is also working on reforms to drug sentencing laws and ways to aid nonviolent criminals seeking employment.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: libtardianmoron; rino
I can't believe I used to admire Rand Paul. He supports Federal interference in State criminal justice matters and coddling criminals by giving them light sentences, clean records, voting rights and preferences in hiring.

Paul clearly hates law abiding Americans as strongly as any Liberal.

1 posted on 07/08/2014 5:09:13 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade

And yet, the Paul bots assure us that it was THEY who founded the Tea Party movement. Yeah, right…….


2 posted on 07/08/2014 5:11:18 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Booker is NJ’s mini-Obama; no accomplishments in office (actually a deterioration with crime similar to that of Chicago), hailed because he is black (though he is whiter than most), and any criticism is attributed to race. He will be hard to fun against; the last item is difficult to surmount. Odd that it carries so much weight in a state that is about 13% black.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 5:20:11 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Stunt-boy Booker’s a US Senator, now? Wow, I missed that one completely in the last election.


4 posted on 07/08/2014 5:25:50 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

How a Republican can get a glowing write up in Politico.

Act like a Democrat.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 5:28:28 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

DO NOT TRUST RAND PAUL!


6 posted on 07/08/2014 5:29:30 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nhwingut

“How a Republican can get a glowing write up in Politico.

Act like a Democrat.”

He isn’t ‘acting’! Libtardian demonrat, same thing.


7 posted on 07/08/2014 5:31:00 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: carriage_hill

“Stunt-boy Booker’s a US Senator, now? Wow, I missed that one completely in the last election.”

There was a special election to fill out Lautenberg’s unfinished term; I believe he has to run for the seat this fall.

Posing with Paul might get him some of the liberal white vote; we already have a “diversity senator” (Menendez), and don’t need another one. Booker was a complete failure as mayor of Newark; he has no business in the Senate.


8 posted on 07/08/2014 5:35:54 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Libertarian - a liberal who doesn’t like high taxation.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 5:43:30 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Booker working with Christy sure helped one person...Booker.
What a fool!


10 posted on 07/08/2014 5:56:15 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Above My Pay Grade

I can’t believe I used to admire Rand Paul. He supports Federal interference in State criminal justice matters and coddling criminals by giving them light sentences, clean records, voting rights and preferences in hiring.
Paul clearly hates law abiding Americans as strongly as any Liberal.

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When you commit a crime in the US and are caught you pay. You pay by going to prison, you pay by being on probation, often for years after you get out. When you are a an ex-con it is nearly impossible to get a job. If you commit a drug crime and you do the time, why should society force you to live a life a crime? If you have a felony conviction that follows you around nobody will hire you. When do you stop paying for doing something stupid? If your record follows you you never stop being hounded by society.

If you do the crime, do the time and get back into society.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 6:13:40 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: kearnyirish2

“...complete failure...”

Never stopped a libtard or RINO before; the US Congress is full of ‘em. LOL.


12 posted on 07/08/2014 6:24:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( Incoming fire always has the right of way.)
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To: JAKraig

Simple solution, don’t commit the crime. Plenty of felons get work, and there is NOTHING wrong with it being more difficult for them.

If you want more jobs for felons, seal the border and deport every illegal alien in America. They steal jobs from those who have the hardest time finding work (unskilled, uneducated and felons).


13 posted on 07/08/2014 6:36:26 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade; BarnacleCenturion

It’s strange...I haven’t seen any of those repetitive “Rand Paul will win” posts lately.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 7:03:03 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

Runt Paul for President! Woo! Woo!


15 posted on 07/08/2014 8:26:41 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: Bushbacker1
DO NOT TRUST RAND PAUL!


Nope!


16 posted on 07/08/2014 8:35:10 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: kearnyirish2
he has no business in the Senate.

He likely will be there for life, barring Divine Intervention.

17 posted on 07/08/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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