Biden’s latest surrender on public safety puts us all at risk

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It’s hard to think of anything new and clever to say about how bad the Biden administration is on public safety issues, but it must be said.

On December 16, 2022, Merrick Garland of the Biden Justice Department issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors entitled, “Additional Department Policies Regarding Charging, Pleas, and Sentencing in Drug Cases.” 

In the memo, Garland directs his line attorneys across the country to try to avoid charging offenders with crimes that carry mandatory minimums—especially when the underlying crimes are drug crimes. His reasoning? “The perceived and actual racial disparities in the criminal justice system.” 

This reckless rhetoric, pushed by Obama and Biden, has made our country a far more dangerous place to live. 

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