California’s Officials Criticize ‘Stupid’ U.S. Drug Crackdown
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general and state lawmakers again moved Monday in the opposite direction from the Trump administration, this time on penalties for criminals.
State Attorney General Xavier Becerra termed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ blanket call for harsher penalties for criminals “crazy” and “stupid,” while state senators voted to roll back penalties for drug offenders.
Sessions said Friday that federal prosecutors should file the toughest charges possible against most crime suspects.
The California critics said that is a throwback to what they called a failed war on drugs. They argued that the policy unfairly targets minorities for incarceration.
The state Senate approved ending an added three-year prison sentence for repeat drug offenders, sending the bill to the Assembly.
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Windsor is Canada’s Detroit. Well, sort of.
Yes, Windsor is directly across the Detroit River from what’s left of downtown Motor City—and, yes, the decline and fall of automobile manufacturing is a major reason why Windsor is, in the words of some cultural tastemakers, “the worst place on earth,” or “Canada’s rectum.”
Funny, but true: According to some of the 200,000 souls who call Windsor home, its proximity to Detroit is Windsor’s main raison d’etre. We’re not a tired punchline, and we’re not a dictionary definition for urban decay, but by gum, we’re close to one! That, my friends, is Windsor.
Windsor is also where, like many other places where the economy stinks and people aren’t happy, people pop lots of opiates. Like everywhere else in the North American Rust Belt, opiate deaths are on the rise in Windsor, where overdoses have increased 190 percent during the recent, ongoing, ghastly crisis.
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