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Obama supports criminals...again

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by simon99, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Barack Obama, who admitted in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father, that he had used marijuana and cocaine (“maybe a little blow”), found room in his heart on Thursday to commute the prison sentences for eight people convicted of crack cocaine offenses.

    One of those let off the hook just happened to be Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr., a cousin of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, a huge Obama supporter who has been mentioned as a replacement for Attorney General Eric H. Holder. Wintersmith Jr. was 19 when he was arrested as a member of the Gangster Disciples and was sentenced to life in 1994 in Illinois for cocaine possession and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and its products.

    Obama stated, “I am commuting the prison terms of eight men and women who were sentenced under an unfair system. Commuting the sentences of these eight Americans is an important step toward restoring fundamental ideals of justice and fairness.”

    Obama noted that the bipartisan Fair Sentencing Act, which went into effect in 2010, was not in effect when the eight people were sentenced: “If they had been sentenced under the current law, many of them would have already served their time and paid their debt to society. Instead, because of a disparity in the law that is now recognized as unjust, they remain in prison, separated from their families and their communities, at a cost of millions of taxpayer dollars each year.” He added that Congress should reform sentencing guidelines so that "our justice system keeps its basic promise of equal treatment for all.”

    Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), an advocacy group for some of the people Obama set free, was delighted. FAMM President Julie Stewart said, “We are excited for the families of those who were granted commutations today, and we are glad that President Obama recognized that these individuals were serving unnecessarily lengthy sentences. The bottom line, however, is that there are several thousand more where they came from.”
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Good. Mandatory minimums are BS as well as the whole bogus "war on drugs". Kinda funny how some people LOVE big govt on some issues while condemning it in others.
     
  3. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So, you support Obama letting convicted criminals go free?
    What's good about criminals being set free? I'd like to set several free permanently with a quick double tap.
     
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    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Free people should be able to put whatever poison in their own bodies they like. Whether transfats, processed refined sugar, tobacco or even schedule 1 drugs. I support less laws which = less criminals. Kinda seems like a no brainer.
     
  5. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I guess we differ.....I don't support anything Obama does.
     
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    I don't either, and crack is one sick evil drug that has been the root cause of the destruction of many lives. Those that cook and distribute it deserve capital punishment. They have directly and indirectly murdered many people.
     
  7. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    Obunghole also supports Illegal Immigration, the next big fight to come. Be ready.

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    Judge: DHS delivering young illegals caught at border to illegal immigrant parents

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    A case out of Texas has a federal judge asking just which side of the law the Department of Homeland Security is working for.
    United States District Judge for the Southern District of Texas Brownsville Division Andrew S. Hanen rebuked DHS for helping to deliver an illegal immigrant minor — detained at the border with her human smuggler — to her illegal immigrant mother living in Virginia.
    Homeland Security “successfully complet[ed] the mission of the criminal conspiracy” to smuggle the child across the border to her parent, the judge wrote in an order issued on Dec. 13.
    The mother, Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos, had agreed to pay $8,500 to have human smugglers bring her child from El Salvador to Virginia.
    The smuggler, Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez, was arrested and the child detained at a Texas border checkpoint when they were caught trying to use a birth certificate that belonged to Nava-Martinez’s daughter.
    Nava-Martinez, a resident alien, also had a prior felony for food-stamp fraud in 2011.
    “Despite this setback, the goal of the conspiracy was completed thanks to the actions of the United States Government,” Hanen wrote. “This Court is quite concerned with the apparent policy of the Department of Homeland Security (hereinafter ‘DHS’) of completing the criminal mission of individuals who are violating the border security of the United States.”
    “Customs and Border Protection agents stopped the Defendant at the border inspection point. She was arrested, and the child was taken into custody. The DHS officials were notified that Salmeron Santos instigated this illegal conduct,” the judge continued. “Yet, instead of arresting Salmeron Santos for instigating the conspiracy to violate our border security laws, the DHS delivered the child to her — thus successfully completing the mission of the criminal conspiracy. It did not arrest her. It did not prosecute her. It did not even initiate deportation proceedings for her. The DHS policy is a dangerous course of action.”
    This was “the fourth case with the same factual situation this court has had in as many weeks,” Hanen wrote.
    In each of those cases, Hanen explained, illegal immigrant minors — whose illegal immigrant parent or parents were paying human smugglers to bring them into the United States — detained prior to arriving at their destination were delivered to their illegal immigrant parents by DHS.
    The judge noted that in all four cases, the American taxpayer ended up on the hook for the final delivery.
    “In all cases when the Government apprehended some of the traffickers, the Government transported the children across the country to unite them with a parent (or parents) who was in the country illegally. In one situation, the Government flew a child to multiple locations in different parts of the United States. The taxpayers of the United States suffer the expense of delivering these minors,” Hanen wrote.
    “This is an absurd and illogical result. The DHS could reunite the parent and child by apprehending the parent who has committed not one, by at least two different crimes,” he continued.
    The judge added that “the failure by DHS to enforce current United States law” is concerning because illegal activities of this kind help fund drug cartels. It also undermines the deterrent effect of the nation’s immigration laws and lowers the moral of the men and women risk their lives to enforce the law, he wrote.
    The order comes as Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions and the union representing ICE officers and staff have been sounding the alarm about lack of immigration enforcement at DHS, with the Alabama lawmaker recently issuing a “Timeline of Administrative Non-Enforcement of Federal Immigration Law.”
    DHS did not immediately respond to request for comment.


    Judge Hanen Order on Child Smuggling

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  8. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This is where Obamas love for drones should be in effect.

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