Sep 2, 2018 ~ Sheriff David Clarke says we don't need Criminal Justice Reform - by the time people get to jail after pleas and 2nd chances, they are multiple repeat offenders - or they are murderers or rapists. I.e. their official rap sheet is almost always very understated due to plea downs.
Nov 18, 2018 ~ FIRST STEP Prison Reform Act is a major achievement for President Trump - fixes unreasonable sentences and allows discretion in mandatory minimums - provides for education and job training to help prisoners re-enter society.
Feb 11, 2019 ~ Lloyd Marcus article - 'Repeat with Me, Leftists: Trump Is Not a Racist' - Trump is proud to enact First Step that freed Alice Johnson, Matthew Charles and many others - 'Blacks moved backward under Obama. Blacks are thriving under Trump.'
Apr 7, 2019 ~ Black actor Isaiah Washington praises Trump for supporting the black agenda far more than Obama did. 'I voted for 44 twice... Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct'.
Jun 9, 2019 ~ Anthony Swatzie was serving a double life sentence for crack cocaine. Is now free after serving 20 years due to Trump's First Step Program. Swatzie posted a video on Twitter to thank Donald Trump And Jared Kushner.
Jun 9, 2019 ~ So far, First Step has reduced the sentences of 1,051 crack offenders, more than 90 percent of whom are black 'with the average reduction being from 20 to 14 years.'
Sep 11, 2019 ~ MSNBC Lester Holt and guest John Legend air special on prison reform. Trump gets upset they don't mention how he championed and passed First Step. 'I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, & Republicans deserve much credit.' MSNBC praises people that had 'nothing to do with it.'
Oct 25, 2019 ~ President Trump receives the 2019 'Bipartisan Justice Award' at historically black Benedict College for his work on The First Step Act. Award presented by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, a group founded by twenty black Republicans and twenty black Democrats. 'Highest Honor'.
Feb 18, 2020 ~ Chelsea Handler claims that Trump only pardons or grants clemency to white people. 'While our president exonerates criminals and releases them from jail, notice what color they all are' Not only is her claim is very far from true, Trump's First Step benefits 96% non-white people.
Mar 4, 2020 ~ Because the MSM won't, Kim Kardashian highlights the good deeds Trump is doing by commuting sentences of deserving people. 'President Trump commuted the sentences of three really deserving women. I didn't hear much about it in the news so I wanted to share with you their stores!'
Apr 29, 2020 ~ GA lawmaker Vernon Jones criticized Biden's lie about the GOP wanting to put black people in chains. 'He likes to talk about Republicans putting you in chains, but Joe Biden did worse. Joe Biden put them in jail? President Trump has come along and let many family members out.'
Jul 11, 2020 ~ Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell on Dems, 'The are basically encouraging this type of chaos of what we see on the streets? They prop up a guy named Joe Biden who who's done NOTHING for people of color.' 'They don't want to give [Trump] credit' for First Step, HBC funding etc.
Sep 23, 2020 ~ Georgia Democrat Vernon Jones article, 'Trump Did More for Black Americans in 4 Years Than Biden Has in Over 40' Jones details Biden's racist and harmful to black people past and says, 'President Trump is Biden’s polar opposite.' First Step, record black employment, and more.