Rep. Conyers, a Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, explained, “The number of high poverty urban neighborhoods in the nation’s largest cities have tripled over the last 40 years.”

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Criminal justice reform has been a major issue for President Barack Obama, progressives and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In recent months the Koch Brothers, Democrats and a number of Republicans have voiced their support for a change of course within the American justice system. On Thursday, a bi-partisan bill was announced by members of the U.S. Senate […]

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Outgoing AG Eric Holder Talks Criminal Justice Reform, Smart On Crime Now that Loretta Lynch has been confirmed as the next Attorney General of the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder can ride off into the sunset. But before he does, TV One’s NewsOne Now wanted to pay homage to him. Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder sat down with host Roland […]

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Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder spoke with Roland Martin about criminal justice reform during a recent one-on-one interview for TV One’s “NewsOne Now.” During their discussion Martin highlighted the fact that criminal justice issues surrounding sentencing and mandatory minimums have come into the forefront in the past six years since he and President Obama have […]

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Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. During his appearance, Holder responded to questions about mandatory minimum sentencing, the Michael Brown case, radical Islam and addressed critics at Fox News. Holder touted declines in drug charges and prison population as a result of the “Smart on Crime” initiative. Even though […]

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday a proposal currently being examined by the U.S. Sentencing Commission that will pave the way for certain individuals who have been charged with nonviolent drug offenses to be eligible for reduced sentences. The news is the latest in a series of moves by the Justice Department to adjust […]

Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) and the Justice Department has been firm on reducing mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for drug offenders as part of his “Smart On Crime” initiative unveiled last August. On Friday in a South Carolina federal drug court, Holder delivered remarks at a graduation ceremony for individuals who entered a voluntary substance […]

Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) has asked for a change in how federal sentencing guidelines are used to handle the cases of drug trafficking offenders. Under a new proposal, only the most-serious offenders would receive the tougher penalties under the law thus reducing sentences. RELATED: Holder Announces ‘Smart on Crime’ Initiative, Calls For Drug Sentencing […]

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Is the GOP actually doing things that would resonate with the Black community, and just don’t want to tell us about it? That may be the case with mandatory sentencing laws, which via the war on drugs, disproportionately affect African Americans. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), who has criticized the Civil Rights Act of 1964, for […]