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The U.S. criminal justice system is built on the premise that one size does not fit when meting out justice. An individualized sentencing practice is key to a fair and just sentence.
The East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, near LaGuardia Airport, was mostly Italian immigrants after World War II. But in the years that followed, the New York neighborhood slowly gave way to a black majority as one of the first neighborhoods where African-Americans could buy homes.
But another way Holder could pull back from the drug war is by reining in anti-drug Byrne grants, part of a program that
BY PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General