U.S. Attorney General to Announce Scale-Back of War on Drugs

In a new policy shift which will be officially announced Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the United States Justice Department willericholder be scaling back the war on drugs, including ending the use of mandatory minimum charges for nonviolent drug offenders.

Attorney General Holder will announce the changes tomorrow at a speech being given to the American Bar Association in San Francisco; Holder will announce that the he is “mandating that drug offenders with no ties to large-scale organizations, gangs or cartels and no history of violence won’t be charged with offenses that impose mandatory minimums”.

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