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All the GOP can offer is a sense of outrage about things that do not harm those the base hates. Tucker knew he'd score a home run with his not news because his viewers have been primed for decades to automatically assume anyone in prison must be not white and not rich and therefore deserving of punishment. Hence anything that lets them OUT of prison is preventing them from "getting what they deserve" and automatically UNjust.

 

This is what happens when there's no requirement for those using The People's bandwidth to be truthful, which is EXACTLY what Reagan's handlers intended when they got him to revoke the Fairness Doctrine, and it's been more effective than Hitler's program of giving every German family a radio...that ONLY picked up the Nazi Channel. The GOPerLords have gone Adolf one better by so totally brainwashing Fox viewers they refuse to watch anything else out of their own free will and believe the Judiciary is TOTALLY biased AGAINST their ToadPOTUS when they declare his actions UNCONSTITUTIONAL

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    A couple of days ago, Fox guy, Tucker Carlson went on a rant ( a distraction or just more faux red meat to keep the ignoble donald supporters in a onstant state of outrage.  

    This is about the First Step Act that was passed in a Bi-Partisan vote and endorsed by Donald.   The bill was a change to the BOP length of prison term calculation to reduce the Federal Prison population.  

     If some followed the outrage train, TC charged:  "So far this year, more than 2,000 federal prisoners were put on the nation's streets thanks to the FIRST STEP Act," Carlson begins. "You might remember that law. It was sold to lawmakers and the rest of us a way to ease overcrowded prisons and give a second chance to nonviolent offenders. That's not what it's turned into.", ..

He continues breathlessly:   .In fact, that law has allowed hundreds of violent criminals and sexual predators back on the street. An administration official provided this show exclusively with data on what crimes were committed by the felons being released under the FIRST STEP Act. Turns out most of them were not in jail for smoking a joint 30 years ago. Instead, of the roughly 2,200 inmates who've been set free so far, 496 of them were in prison on charges related to weapons or explosives. Huh. Two hundred and thirty nine had committed sex offenses such as rape and sexual assault, 106 committed armed robbery, and 59 had committed aggravated assault or murder. That's not what we were promised.

 

So those who sold their brains probably don't know much about this legislation or the reason for the law, which actually corrects a calculation about the length of term and time for good behavior, because that would not require fire breathing and chest clutching.

 

All of the inmates Carlson is fulminating about were going to be released anyway—and sooner rather than later. Most were released from halfway houses or home confinement where they were finishing out their sentences. And they're all still subject to three to five years of supervised release.

Naturally, Carlson's millions of viewers were left without this information.

Does Carlson think these inmates are at a higher risk of committing new crimes because they were released a few months earlier than they would have previously been? Or is he simply outraged that they were released at all? If it's the latter, his beef goes far beyond the modest FIRST STEP Act. More than 10,000 inmates are released from U.S. state and federal prisons every week, according to the Justice Department, for all manner of crimes. More than 95 percent of all state prisoners will eventually be released.

It's unclear exactly what Carlson wants us to be upset about—only that he wants us to be upset.

 

Uh-oh, this was from a Libertain website, not some liberal group.   And as they so correctly point out, it is a Fox and OANN speciality - keep the viewer uninformed ( and outraged).   oh my

 

https://reason.com/2019/07/23/tucker-carlsons-unhinged-rant-against-prison-reform-makes-us-all-dumbe...

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