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Eric Holder to America’s Prosecuting Attorneys: Punish Criminals Less Harshly?

Subtlety in general is a hard-sell for those making and enforcing policy. Being “tough on drugs” and “tough on crime” is a stance that many, perhaps most, Americans find both comforting and a no-brainer. And the prospect seems straightforward enough- establishing and enforcing of tougher drug laws dissuades dealers from dealing and users from using, […]

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