Go woke, go broke!
Liberals are raging against Joe Biden because he has not kept a majority of his promises on criminal justice reform.
The Law 360 website reported Biden “made a slew of campaign promises” on criminal justice reform and activists do not feel as if he has achieved much of anything on those promises.
The website actually details over 100 promises Biden made and his progress on each of them — and it’s not good at all.
Law 360 reported:
Kara Gotsch, deputy director of the Sentencing Project, a nonprofit research organization seeking to reduce incarceration rates, said she is especially disappointed with the Biden administration because it supported renewing a policy that subjects individuals to mandatory minimum sentences for having trace amounts of fentanyl in their systems.
The policy was enacted under former President Donald Trump and goes against Biden’s campaign promise to end mandatory minimum sentences for federal drug offenses, according to Gotsch.
Gotsch said she is outraged that Biden’s administration ignored advice from lawmakers, the legal community, and criminal justice organizations to not support the policy when Congress was weighing whether or not to re-up the rule. Congress voted last week to renew the policy.
“It’s just mind-boggling that we are having this conversation that is a repeat of conversations that I personally have been having for decades,” Gotsch said.
As Breitbart News reported, Biden declared March “Second Chance Month,” but critics said he did respond to a former inmate and criminal justice reform advocate who asked him to free 100 women inmates.
The announcement said the Biden administration supported “diverting individuals who have used illegal drugs to drug court programs and treatment instead of prison” and “eliminating exceedingly long sentences and mandatory minimums that keep people incarcerated longer than they should be.”
“So why are we literally doing the opposite, which is to expose more people to the harshest mandatory minimums on the books?” Gotsch said.
Law 360 website reported that press secretary Jen Psaki has said the president is still committed to criminal justice reform but “is waiting on Congress to pass reform legislation.”
“But Biden could have easily granted clemency to hundreds of incarcerated individuals serving lengthy sentences for minor drug offenses, commuted the sentences of federal inmates on death row, and issued a moratorium on federal executions — all actions that he promised to take during his presidency — within his first 100 days without Congress, experts say,” Law 360 reported.
It’s kind of bizarre that Democrats are so “confused” that Biden hasn’t lived up to his promises.
Biden has been in office for over 47 years. Yet, voters apparently got him into office in 2020 and he’s continuing to be nothing more than a D.C. swamp rat who says one thing in public and does another thing behind closed doors.
Anyone who voted for Biden and is upset or disappointed by his administration has no one to blame but themselves.
It was clear last year that this was going to happen.