A WAMU series explores gun violence and aggressive policing in the nation's capital.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new sentencing directive for federal prosecutors mandating they “pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” for cases. The policy change restores “mandatory minimums” which were wildly criticized by justice reform advocates. Kojo explores what the movement on the federal level will mean for local prosecutors in the D.C. region.
- Lawrence Leiser President, National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys; Adjunct Professor at George Mason University
- Paul Butler Professor of Law, The Georgetown Law Center; Former Federal Prosecutor; author "Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice" (New Press)
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