More Criminals Getting Out
- President Obama on Wednesday cut short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 life sentences, in what the White House called the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century.
Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent crimes related to cocaine, methamphetamine or other drugs, although a few were charged with firearms violations related to their drug activities. Almost all are men, though they represent a diverse cross-section of America geographically.
So remember, gun violence is bad, but if it's combined with a supposedly "non-violent" drug offense, then you might fit the role in a certain political agenda. Never mind the decades of misery inflicted on certain segments of society by the supposedly "non-violent" actors in the trade.