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Jeff Sessions Calls for More Civil Forfeitures, Mandatory Minimums, and the War on Drugs

This is your periodic reminder that Criminal Justice Reform is going to be the big bipartisan issue that brings our divided nation together. Having announced his intention to reignite the failed “war” on drugs, and having declared that mandatory minimums are again the pyjamas de chat, Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III scoured the back shelves of the DOJ for another failed idea into which he could pump new life. Come on down, civil forfeiture! From Vox: Speaking to the National District Attorneys Association conference in Minneapolis on Monday, Sessions said he’s issuing a new directive that will, among other things, aim to increase civil asset forfeiture. “[W]e hope to issue this week a new directive on asset forfeiture — …

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Alex Jones Loses Custody of His Children, But Not His Act

On the stand, Jones presented himself as a family man who loved hiking, swimming and eating hamburgers with his kids. Jones also ranted about zebra meat, George Soros, and the extreme potency of today's marijuana strains. He also confirmed that, during a previous hearing, a bowl of chili had caused temporary amnesia, preventing him from remembering the names of his kids' teachers. After several hours of testimony, an opposing attorney baited him into a trap, and Jones yelled at him: "You sit here and twist things...you have won the award. No decency.

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