There only two days left for you to help make “Drugs Minus Two” retroactive! Congressional approval of this amendment will directly help Keldren and thousands of inmates with deserved sentence reductions. If you need to study up on the subject please do so here.
If you’re ready to support this initiative please take a few seconds to sign an automated email letter at FAMM.org below.
The deadline is 7/7/14.
Check out this infographic from a criminal defense attorney who specializes in drug crimes, conspiracy violations, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, child pornography, federal appeals, pardons, government investigations…and the list goes on. Doesn’t sound like your normal lawyer, right?
Jeremy’s private practice focuses on federal criminal defense. He’s has tried over 30 cases in his legal career, worked on appeals, and handled numerous post-conviction challenges.
No one disputes the idea that police misconduct is wrong, but reasonable people do disagree about the scope of the problem and how it ought to be addressed. The purpose of this project is to gather reports of credible allegations of police misconduct so policymakers (and others) can make informed assessments of the nature and circumstances of police misconduct, and consider proposals that can minimize wrongdoing. Individuals who are victimized by police misconduct should expect a review process that will seriously investigate complaints. Police officers accused of wrongdoing should expect to be treated fairly and with due process. Our objective is to identify policies that consistently uphold high standards of ethics, honesty, and professionalism from police officers and critique the policies that do not. We believe good policy analysis can improve governmental decision-making.
LAPD detective is suspected of racial, vulgar comments
Los Angeles police officials are investigating allegations that a veteran detective made racially charged comments about shooting black men and disparaged several superiors with vulgar insults during a training lecture given to other cops. Read more at LA Times
Last Friday we had the opportunity to stop by and visit with our fam at Truthseekers Radio. The show airs weekly show on 90.7 KPFK in Southern California. Big shout to Santana and crew for once again giving us a platform to spread the message about smarter prison sentencing.
But the highlight of the show is when longtime friend and World Famous Beat Junkie Mr. Choc drops by to a deliver a very special set, along with a phone-in message from K-Pook himself. Fire!
Prisology is a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the U.S. criminal justice system. Now is the time to let politicians know how you feel about smarter prison sentencing! Read more and sign a call to action letter from Prisology.org
Founded in Berkley, CA, Copwatch is a network of activist organizations in the United States and Canada (and to a lesser extent Europe) that observe and document police activity while looking for signs of police misconduct and police brutality. They believe that monitoring police activity on the streets is a way to prevent police brutality.
The Copwatch Database is a permanent, searchable repository of complaints filed against police officers. It was designed and intended both to promote public safety and to ensure that police officers remain accountable for their actions.
Smarter Sentencing Act
“Since the 1980s, the number of federal mandatory sentences has doubled, while we’ve experienced a 500 percent increase in federal inmates (with close to 50 percent serving sentences for non-violent drug offenses), and an 1100 percent increase in the costs of federal incarcerations.
…I am hopeful that the Smarter Sentencing Act will help rebalance our criminal justice system. I am also hopeful that this bi-partisan legislation will help break the partisan gridlock we’ve experienced over the past several years.”
Dan Liljenquist is a former Repulican state senator and former U.S. Senate candidate from Utah. Even he understands the absurdity of existing U.S. sentencing policies. Read more at Deseret News
LAPD Officer Charged With Attempted Murder
A Los Angeles police officer charged with attempted murder after allegedly choking his estranged wife appeared Friday in court, where his bail was set at $2.5 million out of concern for his family’s safety. Read more at KTLA
A Path Out Of Prison For Low-Level, Nonviolent Drug Offenders
Thousands of nonviolent drug offenders serving time in federal prison could be eligible to apply for early release under new clemency guidelines announced Wednesday by the Justice Department. Read more from NPR