Retool Mandatory Sentences

, New York Law Journal

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In remarks to the New York Criminal Bar Association, Eastern District Judge Raymond Dearie said: Let's stop tinkering with this system of ours and collectively demand in the name of decency meaningful change, intelligent change. We need to get out and get under so to speak and rethink our practices, re-test the theories of the ancient past and, above all, jettison the madness of mass incarceration and the almost singular reliance on law enforcement as the principal means to address social ills that are beyond the reach of even the most dedicated law enforcement officials who serve us with justifiable pride and commitment.

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