Rosenstein: Use Toughest Penalties for Worst Criminals

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The Justice Department’s new policy urging harsher punishments is meant to target the worst gang members and drug traffickers, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said, in an effort to mollify critics who fear a revival of drug war policies, the Associated Press reports. “We’re not about filling prisons,” Rosenstein told the AP. “The mission is to reduce violent crime and drug abuse, and this helps us do that.” He emphasized giving . . .

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