On Dems Who Say They’re Against Mandatory Minimums But Keep Voting For Them

So what have we long known — based on studied facts and data — about mandatory minimums?  That they are, 1. Racially applied, 2. Waste tax money, 3. Drive over-incarceration.  These...

Mollohan, Murtha, Lewis, Young, Weldon, Dicks, Kanjorski… Fattah Indicted

Let’s take a look at who the Department of Justice has recently investigated for reasons similar to the allegations alleged in the indictment of Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA). Rep. Allan...

@RepWilson Keeps Attention on #TakeBackOurGirls as #MSM Disappears

Last week the President of Nigeria visited Washington.  As he did, Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) continued to apply constant pressure and social media attention on the Nigerian government to get...

Cummings Commends @SpeakerBoehner for His Support of the #SAFEJustice Act

Want to see a rare press release where a Democrat commends a Republican Speaker of the House on a complex issue like criminal justice?  This:  July 16: Cummings Commends Speaker Boehner...

Justice Reform: Boehner Boosts #SAFEJusticeAct “I’d Like to See it On the Floor”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who is not known for his comments on justice reform, gave a big fat jolt to a bill being focused on more and more in the justice reform community.  The...

Lewis + Sewell, Black Caucus Push Voting Rights Fix Again

“Throwing out pre-clearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.” —...

54 Years Later and Before KKK Rally, SC to Take Down #ConfederateFlag

The vote was 94 to 20.  It only took 150 years after the end of the Civil War, but the South Carolina legislature finally voted to remove the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse...

Black Caucus Moves to Remove #ConfederateFlag from #USCapitol… and Everywhere Else

Yesterday Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson offered a resolution to remove the Confederate flag, specifically the Mississippi state flag, from the U.S. Capitol.  House Republicans delayed...

Koch Brothers + @NAACP Unite on Justice Reform: SAFE Justice Act

What gridlock? In a never before seen press conference featuring a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, the NAACP, the Koch Brothers, the ACLU and the other conservative and libera...

Justice Reform: 9 Dems and 9 Republicans to Push Over-Criminalization Roll Back

Today Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) will announce the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2015.  They will be joined by nine...

#Justice Reform: Sensenbrenner, Scott to Introduce SAFE Justice Act

Sensenbrenner, Scott to Introduce SAFE Justice Act Bipartisan Effort to Enact State-tested Criminal Justice Reform Legislation WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 25th, Representatives Jim...

“Pain and Oppression” @SenatorTimScott on the #ConfederateFlag

The following is from the office of Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) SENATOR SCOTT STATEMENT ON THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG — Columbia, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following...

#TakeItDown #Mitt Starts GOP Roll Against #ConfederateFlag #Charleston

South Carolina’s Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, along with SC’s Republican Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, stood with...

@SenatorTimScott to Call for #ConfederateFlag to Be Removed From SC Statehouse Grounds

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott will come out against the Confederate flag according to a Republican with knowledge of the Senator’s decision.  The information was first...