The suspected killer of a New York cop was recently released for drug treatment instead of being sent to jail for a non-violent drug-selling scheme, highlighting the new risks that are being imposed on Americans by a bipartisan congressional plan to slash jail sentences.The Oct. 20 murder of a cop by the “non-violent” drug-dealer come as GOP leaders — including would-be House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan — work with Democrats to quickly pass a 1960s-style “reform” bill that would slash new sentences for supposedly non-violent criminals, and also release tens of thousands of violent criminals back onto Americans’ streets.
The bipartisan plan would repeat the 1960s liberalization that quickly spiked crime nationwide during the 1970s. The unprecedented crime rate shifted the nation’s culture, and dropped only when the public voted Ronald Reagan into the White House, and Congress shackled liberal judges by establishing “mandatory minimum” jail sentences.
On Thursday, the Senate’s judiciary committee is expected to approve its bill to roll back mandatory-minimum sentences. The bill is being put on a fast-track for Senate and House approval before public protests can deter legislators. So far, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)has led the criticism of the 1960s-style reform.
The dead cop, Randolph Holder, was shot in the head during a chase. The chase began when cops pursued a suspect who had fired a gun while stealing a bicycle near a public housing development.
The suspected gunman, Tyrone Howard, had been released in January – after another arrest for a non-violent drug crime – despite a long history of crime.
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