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Monday, September 22, 2003

Uncle John wants YOU to do time!
Lots of it:

It is the policy of the Department of Justice that, in all federal criminal cases, federal prosecutors must charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense or offenses that are supported by the facts of the case, except as authorized by an Assistant Attorney General, United States Attorney, or designated supervisory attorney in the limited circumstances described below. The most serious offense or offenses are those that generate the most substantial sentence under the Sentencing Guidelines, unless a mandatory minimum sentence or count requiring a consecutive sentence would generate a longer sentence. -- From Ashcrotch's memo to federal prosecutors

Plea bargains are a popular and powerful tool for prosecutors to secure the cooperation of defendants and to speed cases through the system without devoting additional time and resources to a trial. Some 96 percent of the 60,000 cases handled by federal prosecutors in 2001, the last year for which complete figures were available, resulted in plea bargains, officials said. But the new policy states that prosecutors must seek the most severe sentence allowed by law unless there are overriding considerations. -- NY Times

With over 2 million already in prison, the highest per-capita rate in the world, Ashcroft wants more people sentenced to longer terms. It will cost much more for both the prison space and the trials, and our already inhuman "justice" system will get even worse.

I know that Reagan was bad, but I think his administration was pretty amateurish compared to this one when it came to destroying every semblance of a free, just and kind society in as short a time as possible. What could possibly be motivating these people to destroy the world? They're actively promoting world war, environmental destruction and huge increases in wealth disparity. They're bankrupting the country, and dismantling the constitutional protections they claim to be protecting.

I saw a little bit of Brit Hume's interview with aWol earlier tonight. He says he'll tell the UN that "we were right to go into Iraq," based on no evidence whatsoever that anyone, anywhere is better off. I had to switch over to another loser, the Detroit Tigers, before I threw something at my TV. In case you haven't noticed, I believe that George W. Bush is the single most despicable person that I've witnessed in my lifetime. Stupid is tolerable; stupid plus arrogant is annoying; stupid plus arrogant plus powerful is deadly. Why isn't Congress impeaching this dangerous buffoon? I'm not sure the world will survive until January 2005.