No, Tom Cotton, Mandatory Minimums Aren’t Preventing A Crime Wave
The Federalist
May 26, 2016

“Last week, Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas gave a speech on criminal justice reform in which he mixed the banal—“Criminals are not victims. Criminals are criminals”—with the fatuous—the United States suffers from an ‘under-incarceration problem.’ He blithely accused colleagues who support reducing one-size-fits-all sentencing mandates, including conservatives like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul, of being ‘criminal-leniency advocates.’”

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