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WATCH: Attorney General calls for toughest charges for people in custody

May 16, 2017
Marc Mauer responds to AG Sessions' decision to end the DOJ's Smart on Crime initiative on CBS News.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sent a memo to federal prosecutors calling for the toughest charges possible to be filed for people taken into custody. Watch Marc Mauer’s response to the memo on CBS News:

 
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