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Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

December 11, 2015

 

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

 

The Honorable Harry Reid
Minority Leader
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510

 

Dear Leaders McConnell & Reid:

On behalf of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) – the nation’s largest professional, non-profit association representing 26,000 federal law enforcement officers from 65 agencies – I am writing you regarding our opposition to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, S. 2123.

As an organization of over 26,000 sworn federal law enforcement agents and officers, we support the points and recommendations recently made by former Attorney General John Ashcroft and other former government officials who were responsible for the preservation of public safety and the pursuit of justice. Every day our members risk life and limb to defend our constitution and the rights it affords our citizens. Mandatory minimums are a vital tool utilized in dismantling criminal drug trafficking enterprises.

The reduction in mandatory minimums is exacerbated by the recent retroactive changes in the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s federal sentencing guidelines, as 24,000 convicted drug dealers have been released. Now is not the time to soften our stance against violent criminals, kidnappers, carjackers, bank robbers, drug traffickers and terrorists.

FLEOA appreciates your time and effort regarding The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, S. 2123. Please feel free to contact me Dominick.stokes@fleoa.org for any further questions.

Respectfully,

Dominick L. Stokes
FLEOA Vice President for Legislative Affairs