Criminal Justice Reform Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Jun 15, 2022

Sacramento If the June 7 top-two primary results are any indication, California continues along its merry path of electing and reelecting progressive Democrats to every statewide office no matter what political crises swirl around the state. All the usual suspects…

by | Apr 14, 2022

The long and disturbing rap sheet of Frank James, the black nationalist New York City subway shooter arrested on Wednesday and charged by federal prosecutors with one count of committing a terrorist act against a mass transportation system, ought to…

by | Jan 28, 2021

Democrats now have the luxury of a unified government. Controlling the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House gives them an opportunity to do many things they have claimed to care about but have complained about being blocked…

by | Dec 9, 2020

In a campaign largely devoid of substantive policy, one issue emerged that attracted politicians on both sides of the aisle: criminal justice reform. For the GOP in particular, this was a stark departure from the past, and it was an…

by | Feb 23, 2020

For decades, a small cadre of reformers pushed whichever president occupied the Oval Office to use his pardon power more frequently and put a lid on draconian federal sentences that put low-level and midlevel offenders away for decades, even life….

by | Oct 29, 2019

Police officers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They have families, friends, and neighbors in those communities and a vested interest in keeping them safe and peaceful. Police officers are human; they are not government automatons that…

by | Jun 18, 2019

Ohio lawmakers are taking aim at drug sentencing laws. Their ultimate goal is to make drug possession offenses misdemeanors rather than felonies. The bill, SB 3 states, “It is the intent of the General Assembly to develop and enact legislation…

by | May 16, 2019

President Donald Trump’s pardon of Pat Nolan yesterday is a cause for celebration, not just for Pat and his family, but for Americans across the political spectrum who have come together to support criminal justice reform. Because Pat is both…

by | Nov 24, 2018

Now that another contentious election season has ended, it is time to shift back to legislative mode and revisit important issues that have waited their turn. Congress has been polarized in recent years, but one reform effort in particular will…

by | Nov 8, 2018

Tuesday was a busy day, and one policy area that got some well deserved attention in the form of ballot measures was criminal justice reform. Three states in particular, Florida, Colorado, and Louisiana made great strides with common sense constitutional…

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