Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Close to Home
The event, titled Close to Home, is being held on July 23rd, 2013 at Carlow University to raise funds and awareness about the issue of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Hosted by Diana Fletcher, local speaker, author and business owner, the event is one of Hope and Inspiration.
The Justice Department sent President Obama more than 16,000 clemency petitions filed by Federal inmates with their recommendations. The President is reportedly set to grant hundreds more commutations to nonviolent drug offenders during his final days in office. These are in addition to 1,176 prisoners pardoned as part of his clemency initiative to correct for severe mandatory minimum sentencing created from "war on drugs" laws passed in the 80's and 90's. Current Justice Department officials fear Trump administration will dismantle Obama's clemency program.
Should FBI Director James Comey step down for his supposed mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation?