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The perpetrators of violence among those who published First step to Act; the response of Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy on Tucker Carlson tonight.’

More than a hundred violent offenders were released under the First step to Act, the President, the Trump signature cross-party criminal justice reform package, according to data from an administration official made available to Fox News on Monday.

The data, initially based exclusively on “Tucker Carlson tonight,” apparently disproved, lawmakers’ promises that the legislation will largely affect only prisoners sentenced for minor drug offences. Of 2,243 inmates released, the Act under the First step, only 960 imprisoned for drug-related crimes were.

On the other hand, 496 in jail for weapons /explosives, crimes, 239-for-sex-offences, 178 for fraud/bribery/extortion, 118 for burglary/theft and 106 for robbery, according to the data.

A further 59 have been arrested over the killing/serious bodily injury, 46 for the migration-specific offences, nine for forgery/embezzlement, and two of the national security.

In all, 2,023 of the inmates were male, while only 211 inmates were women. 1,017 of the 2,243 inmates are black, while 1,129 are white, 62 American Indian and 35 Asian/Pacific Islander.

The Ministry of justice announced last Friday that 3,100 Federal prisoners were freed, as part of the First stage Act, which was heralded by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., as a start in righting a “broken” criminal justice system “over-proportionately communities of color harmed.”


Several hundred parolees, detainees were transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention or state prisons, which accounts for the discrepancy of the 2,243 figure provided by the administrative official.

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Talk about “Tucker Carlson tonight,” Louisiana Republican John sen. Kennedy, who was one of a handful of deputies opposed the law, said that the figures were predictable.

To do “good intentions sometimes have nothing to do with the actual consequences,” Kennedy Carlson said. “We were told that this is only low-level, nonviolent criminals free again. I didn’t believe it, and I don’t want to believe it, because I have read the bill. And now we find out that in the first traunch of prisoners you can free, 500 committed with arms or explosives, crimes, 250 committed sex crimes, I think there were 60 or 70 who were guilty of manslaughter or serious bodily injury. And the are not low-level, non-violent criminals.”

Kennedy went on to describe the leadup to the bill as a “complete lie.” He said that he had offered an amendment, which would have been necessary to be informed of the victims, inmates’ Version, but it is a Veto was against.

“To me, this is pretty simple,” said Mr Kennedy. “I think, in the Kantean definition of justice. C. S. Lewis talked about. Saint Augustine talked about it. Justice exists when people get what they deserve. Justice is not necessarily a deterrent or rehabilitation, if that is a by-product.”

To do “good intentions sometimes have nothing to do with the actual consequences.”

— Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy

Kennedy added: “And I don’t know why it is, Tucker — when I put it in the sky, I’m going to ask you-but there are some people in this world, you are mixed, you are not confused, you are sick, there is not enough love is not a question, your mom or dad.

“You are just bad. And if you commit criminal acts, the justice they demanded to be punished.”

At the State of the Union address, which announced earlier this year, Trump, the First step to Act as a important breakthrough, the focus on non-violent offenders.

“This legislation is the sentencing laws that harmed unfairly and disproportionately, the African-American community,” Trump reformed said. “The First step to Act non-violent offenders gives the chance for re-entry into society as productive, law-abiding citizens. Now, States across the country are following our lead. America is a nation that believes in redemption.”

President Donald Trump gestures to Troy Powell, left, in 2019, the prison-Reform-summit and the First step y to Act in the East Room of the White house in Washington, the 1. April 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Last week, the DOJ published new standards to identify the other prisoners, who may be entitled to “good time” under the law.

“As of today, at prisons across the country, nearly 3,100 inmates released from BOP (Bureau of prisons) custody due to the increase of good conduct time is applied to reduce their sentences under the First step, the Deputy attorney General Jeffrey Rosen” told reporters.

The move marks the largest group to be released, Acting under a clause in the First step, reduced sentences through “earned good time.”

In addition to the reunion with their families, the formerly incarcerated citizens to get employment opportunities could Trump announced last month at the White house as part of the “Second Chance” for rent program.

The epartment said last week that it would Fund $ 75 million in existing resources to the accounts in the year 2019 fiscal year, and start a new “risk-and needs-analysis system for the assessment of the detainees risks of relapse and to identify, reduce your individual requirements, your risks the risk of repetition.”


In the meantime, the bill is retroactive application of the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act has so far resulted in 1,691 rate cuts, the Department said in a press release. The 2010 Act reduces the difference between sentences for crack and cocaine powder cocaine possession at the Federal level, in a bid to reduce racial differences in the resulting detention.

Other provisions of the Act in the First step, ease mandatory minimum sentences under Federal law. For example, the legislation, the “stacking” of drug-related crime is reduced to drive, sets, and writes the 25-year terms rather than life terms, for many “third strike” crime.

Fox News’ Alex Pfeiffer, an investigative producer for “Tucker Carlson tonight,” contributed to this report.

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