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Letter from Law Enforcement Community to Congressional Leaders

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We write to express our support for the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S. 2123), similar to the Sentencing Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3713). As current and former leaders of the law enforcement community — police chiefs, U.S. Attorneys, federal law enforcement, and heads of national law ...

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ACCJR Supports The Sentencing Reform Act of 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  November 18, 2015 – Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved by voice vote, The Sentencing Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 3713) designed to reform federal sentencing laws.  This bi-partisan initiative reduces certain mandatory minimums for drug offenses, including the three-strike mandatory life sentence to 25 years and the ...

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ACCJR Supports Ban On Hiring Bias, Urges Further Reform

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WASHINGTON, D.C. November 2, 2015 – President Obama announced yesterday a new executive order to reduce potential discrimination against former convicts in the hiring process for federal government employees. The White House said the president’s order would take immediate action, mandating that the federal government’s HR department “delay inquiries into criminal history until later ...

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White House Symposium on Criminal Justice Reform

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Washington, DC, October 23, 2015 – Bernard Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner (Retired) and Co-Founder of The American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform joined dozens of police chiefs, federal and state prosecutors, and attorney generals at a panel discussion on criminal justice reform – to discuss the reduction ...

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Bernie Kerik led American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform Supports End of Civic Forfeiture Laws

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WASHINGTON, D.C. October 8, 2015 – Bernie Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner and co-founder of the American Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform, commends House members and supports the passing of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform legislation introduced today by House Judiciary Committee Members, Reps. Goodlatte (R-VA- 6), Conyers ...

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“No Quick Fix” for Criminal Justice System

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CEDAR FALLS, IA (CBS2/FOX28) – “I think most importantly, it’s to educate the American people and there’s no better place to do it than Iowa, where all the Presidential candidates are going to come.” Along with Bernie Kerik’s extensive knowledge and life experience on the topic of criminal justice, the ...

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Bi-Partisan Senate Agreement Lacks Mens Rea and Civic Asset Forfeiture

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  October 1, 2015 – Former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik praised members of the United States Senate Wednesday for moving ahead with legislation to bring much needed reform to the federal prison system but criticized the bill for not going further. “I’m very happy to see the Senate ...

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Kerik: Compel the Presidential Candidates to Take a Stand on Criminal Justice Reform

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Last week, 24 million viewers were glued to their televisions for the most watched presidential debate in U.S. history. This wasn’t just good for Fox News and its ratings, but great news for our country. Americans care about the future of this nation. However, an historic opportunity was missed to ...

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