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“Hardline” Prosecutor Influencing Dept. of Justice Policies

By June 2, 2017 No Comments

“Zealous prosecutor” Steve Cook is helping “oversee a new Justice Department task force developing policies to fight violent crime in cities,” reported the Associated Press recently. Cook has been touring the U.S. “seeking input from law enforcement officials that he will take to the task force as it crafts its recommendations, which are due in July.” Among Cook’s latest projects was working on the U.S. attorney general’s directive “urging the nation’s federal prosecutors to seek the steepest penalties for most crime suspects, a move that will send more people to prison for longer, and which was assailed by critics as a revival of failed drug war policies that ravaged minority communities.”