TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILL IS GOING INTO AFFECT, AND OVER 3000 INMATES GET RELEASED EARLY FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

At the end of last week the Justice Department revealed it intends to release 3,100 inmates from federal prisons nationwide. Most of the people are being released for good behavior and were non-violent drug offenders, but some of the people being released also served time for weapons charges, robbery, sex offenses, and national security-related crimes.

This move is part of Trump’s administration implementation of the “First Step Act”, which is part of a criminal justice reform bill, that President Donald Trump signed into law in December of 2018.

According to The Boston Globe:

The First Step Act is one of the signature pieces of legislation passed during the Trump administration with bipartisan support. It shortens sentences for some inmates โ€” partly through a change in the credit they are given for good behavior โ€” and increases job training and other programs. It also requires the new risk assessment system, which officials said Friday will allow inmates to complete in-prison programs and, for some, receive โ€˜โ€˜earned timeโ€™โ€™ credits to get out earlier.

Reportedly, the Trump administration will redirect $75 million in fiscal spending for 2019 to help fund the First Step Act and its programs.

For additional information use the link below:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/07/19/inmates-being-released-trump-administration-implements-criminal-justice-reform/micsKTQDrixJxGfTDdtjXK/story.html%3foutputType=amp

CANADA LABELS WHITE SUPREMACIST GROUP A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION, WHILE THE U.S. LOSES ITS FILES ON ONE OF THE LARGEST NETWORKING SITES FOR WHITE SUPREMACISTS

By: Leon Kwasi Kuntuo-Asare

Canada labels White supremacist organization a terrorist organization, at around the same time the United States claims that they supposedly lost the files on one of the world’s largest networking websites for White supremacists.

The neo-Nazi group “Blood and Honour” and its armed division “Combat 18” were labeled terrorist entities this past week in Canada. This puts them on Canada’s terrorist list, which includes international terrorist organizations like Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, the Islamic State, and about 60 other organizations. Because of this classification, they potentially could have their assets seized because they are known as an organization that supports terrorism.

The group has a history of killings and bombings across Canada and Europe.

Ironically, south of the Canadian border, at around the same time, the FBI who has refused to label White supremacist-extremists, “terrorist”, eventhough they commit most of America’s terrorism, now claim they loss their files on the White supremacist Networking site “StormFront”.

For additional information use the links below:

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/06/27/americas/canada-neo-nazi-terror-organization-list-trnd/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1fDn-jRC4V_10DjDhMQ0lSxbXhRWExIMbVnRPR9R3bIZjGL1XeThkmIC8

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.rawstory.com/2019/07/fbi-claims-it-lost-file-on-neo-nazi-website-stormfront-after-a-reasonable-search/amp/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/beta.washingtonpost.com/opinions/can-we-forget-politics-and-just-focus-on-keeping-people-safe/2019/05/03/d6cfe574-6d24-11e9-8f44-e8d8bb1df986_story.html%3foutputType=amp