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Trump's Good Intentions Could Mean More Crime and Criminals

Trump's Good Intentions Could Mean More Crime and Criminals

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Thursday, 15 November 2018 11:09 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Yesterday, President Donald Trump signaled that he would sign a so-called "First Step" criminal justice reform bill that would reduce penalties for certain crimes and shorten sentences for some felons who have perpetrated them.

The question that occurs is: First step towards what?

The more honest of this legislation’s proponents state the obvious: They intend soon to pursue further changes in the criminal code that will put still more hardened criminals back on our streets.

Others, though, insist that the first step will be the last one.

Given the stakes for public safety, any such legislative overhaul should be subjected to close scrutiny and rigorous debate. But, the First Step bill is instead being hastily blown through Congress during the lame-duck session.

If that happens, it will likely be the first step towards a much less safe America and real peril for her people.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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