Eve Levin // 8/6/17 //
The DOJ announced that firearm prosecutions were up 23% after Attorney General Jeff Sessions authored a memorandum prioritizing those offenses (Press Release).
In a speech at the Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, President Trump vowed to end gang violence while also endorsing police brutality (NYT).
Senator Ron Wyden asked Attorney General Jeff Session to release recommendations from President Trump’s task force on violent crime (Hill).
Attorney General Sessions warned against police misconduct in a recent speech to the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, reports Josh Gerstein at Politico.
Criminal-justice reform will proceed despite opposition from the White House and the Department of Justice, argues Ed Kilgore at New York Magazine.