RSS
Facebook
SoundCloud
YouTube
LinkedIn
Twitter
  • WIN Sponsors & Media Partners

    Paused
    AFT
    NUHW
    BMWE.org
    Ullico
    NEA
    UnionJobs.Com
    APS Radio

    Daily Newscasts
    WIN has a new site: www.workersindependentnews.com
    WIN Labor Report Audio: June 15, 2017
    WIN Labor Report Audio: June 14, 2017
    WIN Labor Report Audio: June 13, 2017
    WIN Labor Report Audio: June 12, 2017
    WIN Labor Report Audio: June 9, 2017
  • Former Utah U.S. Attorney: Sessions Order Increases Criminal Justice Racial Inequality - 05-16-17
    Print Icon May 15, 2017

    By Doug Cunningham

    [Brett Tolman]: "Let's be smart on crime, because just being tough on crime isn't always the right decision."

    Former Utah U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman says new orders from from Trump's Attorney General Jeff Sessions telling federal prosecutors to seek the harshest possible charges ignores decades of criminal justice learning in the U.S.

    Among the lessons learned that apparently have escaped Sessions is that warehousing huge numbers of people for long, harsh sentences isn't the most effective way of fighting crime.

    And Tolman says the Sessions order tightening the harsh sentence screws for federal crimes will increase the racial inequality in the U.S. criminal justice system.

    [Brett Tolman]: "While it affects all cross sections of the United States, it has a deeper and a wider effect on our inner cities and our poor and in our minority communities.

    It ignores decades of learning that we've done on the issue. We have seen that you cannot prosecute and incarcerate our way our of the drug problem."


  • Labor Radio

    Copyright © 2017.
    All Rights Reserved.

    Powered By UnionActive


  • Login