Prior to his confirmation as attorney general on Feb. 8, Jeff Sessions repeatedly affirmed his view that the attorney general “must be committed to following the law,” and promised vigorous prosecution of violent crime.
Just a month later, Sessions is already making good on his promise, ABC News reports. In a memo released Wednesday, Sessions pointed out that as murders have risen in major metropolitan areas, “federal prosecutions for violent crimes have been declining.” While he acknowledged the work the 94 sitting U.S. attorneys have done so far in prosecuting criminals, he encouraged them to redouble their efforts, reminding them that they had “substantial tools at their disposal” with which to both prosecute a greater number of criminals and seek harsher sentences for the most violent offenders.
While Sessions promised additional guidance, “including an updated memo on charging for all criminal cases,” he encouraged the attorneys to work with local law enforcement in the meantime to punish violent lawbreakers and drug gang members to the fullest extent of the law.
Illinois Lawmakers Propose Tougher Sentencing To Fight Chicago Violence
In an attempt to curtail runaway violence in Chicago, where murders are already outpacing last year’s sky-high total, some state senators are working with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to impose stiffer sentences on those committing violent crime.
According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the proposal would revise the guidelines judges use in determining sentences for repeat violent offenders. Currently judges can hand out sentences in the range of three to 14 years. But under the new proposal, judges would be required to sentence repeat violent offenders seven to 14 years, and would have to explain any deviation from that range.
“Let's be honest, the bad guys out there shooting at other gang members, they know what they can get away with and what they can't get away with,” state Sen. Tony Munoz, a former Chicago police officer who is sponsoring the legislation, told the Tribune. “This is not for a first-time person who decided to carry a gun today because ‘someone threatened to kill me and my mom when I came home from shopping.’ This is totally different.”
“Day Without A Woman” Supporters Got Millions From Soros
First, there was the “Women’s March on Washington” in January. Created under the guise of “the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families,” it was actually a large-scale protest against newly inaugurated President Donald Trump.
On Wednesday, International Women’s Day, the same groups responsible for the January protest, held a new series of demonstrations—“A Day Without a Woman”—in the “same spirit of love” as the march. Women were encouraged to skip work, and there were dozens of protests across the United States.
Now it has been confirmed that one of the individuals standing firmly behind these efforts and lending a (very rich) supporting hand was none other than gun control kingpin George Soros. Media Research Center reports that, between 2000 and 2014, the billionaire liberal pumped nearly a quarter of a billion dollars into the efforts of 100 of the march partners. Soros himself has gone on the record to bash Trump—calling him a “would-be dictator” in one interview—while spending hundreds of millions of dollars toward a backdoor plan to try to unseat a duly elected president.
Idaho Pro-Gun Bill Focuses On Military Members
A pro-carry measure that focuses on the rights of U.S. military members has passed the Idaho House of Representatives.
House Bill 93 passed the house by a 65-2 vote and has been referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee for consideration.
The measure, introduced by Republican state Rep. Don Cheatham, amends current law by exempting active military members from the requirement that they be Idaho residents in order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit inside city limits.
In a nutshell, under HB 93, those who have been trained to defend our country would be allowed to defend themselves in Idaho by exercising the same rights as Idaho residents—and that’s a good thing.
Indianapolis Gas Station Employee Stops Armed Robber
A gas station attendee was working alone around midnight on Tuesday when a man carrying a gun suddenly burst through the storefront. However, the station had been robbed before, so the worker was also armed—and ready to act.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 911 call immediately, finding a deceased man in the parking lot. Investigators told WISH-TV 8 that the suspect had charged the gas station clerk and demanded money. The clerk then grabbed his own gun and fired, hitting 20-year-old Levi Walker, who stumbled into the parking lot and succumbed to his injuries.
IMPD Major Richard Riddle said the safety of late night workers is a major issue. “We’ve had clerks killed during robberies and we’ve had clerks turn the gun on would-be suspects and fire upon them. The safety of workers is a paramount concern for us and should be a paramount concern to business owners.”