Sally Yates keeps reminding us why President Trump was right to fire her. Like so many of Obama's DOJ people, she shares his dangerous pro-crime, anti-victim agenda.
Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates pressed states on Wednesday to be leaders on criminal justice reform during the Trump era.
“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.
Criminal justice reform, like immigration reform, is a euphemism for pro-crime policies that make it hard to fight criminals while punishing their victims. Everytime you hear that Orwellian phrase, that's what it means.
Yates also encouraged law enforcement leaders to "hopefully persuade" President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the issue of criminal justice reform.
The former acting attorney general pushed back on the Trump administration's tough approach to law enforcement, which has included ordering federal prosecutors to “pursue the most serious, readily provable" offenses that by definition carry the most substantial sentences, including mandatory minimums.
“We cannot jail our way into safe communities," Yates said.
As Sally's boss liked to say, "Yes, we can."
That's actually how and why crime rates have dropped. It's why we became much safer than we used to be. And it's why crime rates are beginning to climb again due to the impact of pro-crime policies and the Ferguson Effect.
But Sally's line, “We cannot jail our way into safe communities" should sound familiar.
“We can not win this war by killing them,” Marie Harf said on MSNBC.
Reversing thousands of years of battlefield experience in which wars were won by “killing them,” the State Department spokeswoman argued that you can’t defeat ISIS by killing its fighters.
"We can not kill our way out of this war,” she said. “We need in the medium and longer term to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it is lack of opportunity for jobs."
But it turned out that we could kill our way to victory.
Killing ISIS fighters (as opposed to opening an unemployment office for them) works quite well. That's how wars have been won for thousands of years.
Also locking up criminals works really well at preventing them from shooting up communities. We can kill our way out of this war. And we can jail our way out of crime.
It's a very good thing that Harf no longer has a say on ISIS. And no Republican should ever listen to Yates on crime. Not unless they want ISIS and criminals to win.