Attorney General Barr's license to kill

The Hill - 08-16


Dishonest. While the words “misleading,” “biased, ” or “partisan” might also work, dishonest is the word that best describes the speech Attorney General William Barr gave to the Fraternal Order of Police this week. Many missed the disturbing point of the speech, because they were more concerned with the few lines about the death of alleged child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein on Barr’s watch. But to be sure, it was a dishonest broadside against much of the criminal justice reform effort that Republican and Democratic state and local governments – as well as bipartisan alliances in Congress – have been engaged in for the last few years.