Booker is announcing sweeping clemency plan for nonviolent drug offenders

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If sen. Cory Booker, the 2020 wins the presidential election, he says he will start a mild process, on his first day in office, for at least 17,000 non-violent drug offenders serving met “unjust and excessive sentences.”

The pledge is part of the Democrat from New Jersey, ” restoring Justice Initiative.’ The plan, announced on Thursday morning was touted by the Booker campaign as the “most sweeping clemency initiative in more than 150 years.”


The announcement marks Booker’s push for the reform of the criminal justice system, from his days on the Newark City Council and later as mayor after his term in the Senate, where he helped pass the First step Act, a law that aims to stem mass incarceration.

Booker says he would grant the powers of the presidency, the grace those who, he argues, have been abused by the government in the fight against illegal drugs.

“The war on drugs is a war on people, tear apart families, destroy lives, and disproportionately people of color and low-income individuals — all affect, without us safer,” Booker said.

And he stressed that “when it comes to the restoration of justice, we can not timid. As President, I will act immediately to the right, the error, starting from the initiation of a clemency process for thousands of non-violent drug offenders, which has been handed unjust sentences by their government. The granting of Forbearance does not repair all the damage that was done by the war on drugs and our broken criminal justice system, but it will help our country to confront this injustice and begin to heal.”

Under Booker ‘ s, who would plan now for the grace of the people are taken into account behind bars in Federal prisons for marijuana-related crimes to persons whose sentences would be reduced, if the First step act sentencing provisions have been applied retrospectively, and those who are currently serving long sentences due to the sentencing difference between crack and cocaine (powder).


Booker also said he would based on the reorganization and streamlining of the grace process through the creation of a White house Executive Clemency Panel.

The release of Booker’s plan comes as the former Vice-President Joe Biden – the front-runner right now in the democratic presidential nomination race has been criticised the past two months to some of its competitors for its efforts in the production of the 1994 crime bill, which many Democrats blame for the increasing incarceration, especially among minorities.

Booker called the act “terrible” and “shameful”.

The former Vice President to the law of the gun-control provisions, which he said helped him “beat the NRA.”

“Everyone talks about the bad things. Let me tell you about the good thing in the bill,” Biden said last month. “It is the one that had a ban on assault weapons, a limited number of bullets in a clip. It is not made sure, that cop-killer-balls, Teflon balls, were present. The whole effort is opened, to be sure, there are background checks for the first time in American history.”

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