Holder has always been an advocate for lighter sentencing when it comes to nonviolent drug offenders which he says would also help with prison over population.
“Our biggest concerns about Attorney General Sessions are becoming reality. Yesterday’s action doubles down on a policy that we know was ineffective and discriminatory,” Richmond said. “In the name of helping communities, this policy destroyed many of them, including the families that live there.”
“It is widely known that every $1 we spend on mass incarceration makes the country less safe, but Attorney General Sessions has not learned this lesson and is determined to continue the war on drugs with extremely brutal force,” he said.
Sessions has been labeled as a racist for much of his career and the accusations derailed him from becoming a federal judge back in 1986 in Alabama.
“I am not the Jeff Sessions my detractors have tried to create,” he told Senate Judiciary Committee in response to the claims in 1986. “I am not a racist. I am not insensitive to blacks.”
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