SESSIONS DIRECTS PROSECUTORS TO SEEK TOUGHEST DRUG CHARGES

ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS' NEW POLICY WILL ACCENTUATE THAT INJUSTICE.

THE HOLDER MEMO INSTRUCTED PROSECUTORS TO AVOID CHARGING CERTAIN DEFENDANTS WITH DRUG OFFENSES THAT WOULD TRIGGER LONG MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCES.

"The murder rate has surged 10 percent nationwide, the largest increase in murder since 1968, and we know that drugs and crime go hand in hand. They just do," Sessions said. "The facts prove that's so."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday that he has directed his federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe penalties possible, including mandatory minimum sentences, in his first step toward a return to the war on...

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