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Sessions relaunches Bush era crime-fighting plan

 

October 6, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he is reviving a Bush era crime-fighting strategy that emphasizes aggressive prosecution of gun and gang crimes.

Similar efforts fizzled in recent years due to funding cuts and concerns that they focused too heavily on common street criminals as opposed to major players. But Justice Department officials insist they are drawing from lessons learned since Project Safe Neighborhoods was initially launched in 2001.

Part of the program's focus is on sending certain gun crimes to federal court, where they carry longer sentences in f...



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