Hillary Clinton said:
It's time to end the era of mass incarceration.
Whatever that means.
Debra J. Saunders says it is part of “Hillaryland” rules, saying as little as possible; learning from Obama that details can reveal true agenda or whatever is being covered up. All of it in pretending to care for a particular agenda, until elected. In this case she is taking advantage of the headlines concerning the Baltimore riots. The speech was made at the Columbia University in New York.
Is it not special that Hillary is for “reforming” judicial sentencing, when she herself belongs in prison?
I don't think it was smart to combine sentencing reform and the use of force by police in the same speech. We do not know whether Baltimore police caused the death of Freddie Gray, who died from a spinal cord injury after being taken into police custody. … People thought a white cop had killed an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri, only to learn police Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in self-defense.
Hillary also stated that keeping offenders “behind bars does little to reduce crime”.
Hello? Anyone home Hillary? “Offenders” are behind bars because they committed a crime. But you would not know anything about the saying: “If you do not want to spend the time, don't commit the crime”.
Hillary, like all progressives, throw all issues into one convenient pile.
Gray, 25, was swept into a different vortex -- local law enforcement -- with at least 18 arrests since 2007, mostly on drug charges, and with more than one arrest in certain months. Until his untimely death, Gray was a repeat offender for whom arrest meant not draconian time but a turnstile experience.
Clinton wants to be president. It has been her lifelong dream, using her husband's political cronies and clout to go off on her own political rampage. Maybe if she was more concerned with constitutional law and had conscience and integrity, she could have been a successful and commendable politician. But since the days of her early law career when she got fired for unethical practices in working on the case of Richard Nixon's intended impeachment hearings, she has chosen a path that only concerns her obsession with wealth and power, both in equal measures. She cares not who is hurt and will throw anyone under the bus if it serves her needs.
A president must wear several hats and represent the people's civic and moral values, being the consciousness of our nation. Hillary has no conscious and puts herself before anything and everyone.
Shame on Congress for not swiftly following up on evidence toward her unethical and criminal behavior while Secretary of State. Hillary wants justice reform when no justice was served after Ambassador Stevens and three others were abandoned, sending them to their death after making a stand for seven hours in Benghazi. Both Hillary and BH Obama should answer for that criminal act of inaction. We do need judiciary reform and especially concerning congressional investigative committees who seem to drag their feet when it comes to putting together prosecution procedures. Republicans have no excuse because they hold majority in Congress. I fear they will do what they have in the past as a majority: capitulate and call it "compromise" and not have the spine to stand up to the bully tactics of the democratic socialists.
One day we will have a woman president that I hope is voted for because of her qualifications and character, not just to be the first woman president; like voters failed (twice) to see beyond the skin pigmentation of one Barack Hussein Obama whose biography is filled with mysteries and strong affiliation with Islamic fundamentalists, Communists, and just plain criminals.
I have hope that the majority of Americans have seen the light and those that believe in our Constitution and the wisdom of our founders who created the constitutional republic have awaken from their apathetic sleep. I pray that 2016 will be the year that true reformation will begin, a long process because progressives have had their way too long – both in politics and society, where political correctness, socialist agenda, and denial has shown what history and facts have already proven: the Founders created a form of government that is not perfect, but pretty damn close.