4 Problems With Jeff Sessions’s New “Tough on Crime” Stance

“Once upon a time, government agents prosecuted crimes because victims demanded it. In the modern age of government prosecutions, the imaginary idea of “the state” being the aggrieved party has paved the way for government agents to endlessly prosecute defendants where no victim can be found, and no one has asked for the government’s interference.”

“Today, however, government prosecutors wield vast power and immense amounts of discretion. They pile on absurd charges for “conspiracy” for what are obviously minuscule infractions in order to obtain more draconian sentences against non-violent people.”