The former acting Attorney General is calling on states to push against the President.
“We’re all calling on you, our state and local leaders, to be our banner on this [criminal justice reform],” Yates told law enforcement leaders at the National Law Enforcement Summit on Crime in Washington, D.C.
The former acting AG is pushing back against the administration tough stance on law enforcement and Yates claims “We cannot jail our way into safe communities.”
Since being fired Yates has been a staunch opponent of the President and wrote in an op-ed in the NY Times that Trump is “attempting to dismantle the rule of law.”
It’s a shame that a former leader in the criminal justice system wants municipalities to buck the federal government. However, states are sovereign and may do what they feel is best for their residents. You know what would be nice to see, the federal government butt out and let the states put legislation up to a vote in their own states. I do know one thing for sure though people incarcerated don’t commit crimes in their communities 100% of the time.
As of late many are begging Sally Yates to run for office as well.
Do you agree with Yates?