FROM Cord Jefferson
How Did Alvin Do It? In Tuesday's primary, South Carolina Democrats nominated a candidate for the US Senate who did no campaigning and spent no money apart from the $10,400 filing fee. Alvin Greene, a 32-year-old African-American military veteran who's unemployed and facing a felony obscenity charge, defeated a four-term former state legislator. He's declined a request from the state's Democratic Party to withdraw from the race against Republican US Senator Jim DeMint. Cord Jefferson of TheRoot.com , interviewed the surprise winner.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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