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Sessions orders federal prosecutors to charge maximum sentences

Sessions orders federal prosecutors to charge maximum sentences

People of colour are disproportionately policed and imprisoned for drugs even though more white people use and sell drugs . "We are returning to the laws as passed by Congress", Sessions said Friday while announcing the new guidelines. As Sessions seeks to revitalize the private prison industry, stepping up the prison sentences for non-violent offenders is a good way to achieve that directive.


San Diego police kill boy, 15, in school parking lot

San Diego police kill boy, 15, in school parking lot

A spokesman for the San Diego Police Department, Lt. The young man was described by police as a white male, 15, of medium build, wearing a gray shirt and black trousers. They carried signs saying "Give teens help, not a bullet" and "End police brutality". He declined to name the races of either officer. The officers then opened fired, hitting him several times.



Donald Trump won't deny White House bugged with hidden cameras

In an interview with NBC , Trump said he'd been planning to sack Comey no matter what the recommendation said: "I was going to fire regardless ... "He gave the agents, the investigators, cover politically", Cordero said. An enraged President Trump escalated feuds with his critics, detractors, and even dissed his own aides on a furious Friday as Washington descended into internecine warfare and political bloodletting over alleged Russian involvement in U.S.


Ex-Officer to Plead Guilty in Death of Black Motorist

Ex-Officer to Plead Guilty in Death of Black Motorist

Slager pleaded guilty to the federal crime of using excessive force to deprive Mr. Scott of his civil rights. According to the federal sentencing guidelines manual , that means Slager can expect to be sentenced to between 14 years and eight months to 18 years and eight months in prison for killing Scott, if the judge heeds the recommendation by federal prosecutors.


Police say Chicago officers shot and wounded were targeted

Police say Chicago officers shot and wounded were targeted

At a news conference on the night of the shootings, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the officers were shot "indiscriminately" while investigating another incident. Two Chicago police officers were wounded in a shooting on Chicago's South Side Tuesday night. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen were also at the hospital, CBS Chicago says.



AGs call for independent probe into Russia

Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein are calling on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign if no special prosecutor is named to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey in the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA election.