Obama releases 103 more cocaine dealers. Tosses in gun-law violators, meth operators
President Obama announced Thursday he will commute the sentences of another 102 offenders, mostly cocaine dealers.
A total of 774 offenders have had their sentences cut by Obama, “more than the previous 11 presidents combined,” boasted Neil Eggleston, counsel to the president, on the White House blog.
“The vast majority of today’s grants were for individuals serving unduly harsh sentences for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws,” he claimed.
“With a total of 590 commutations this year, President Obama has now commuted the sentences of more individuals in one year than in any other single year in our nation’s history,” Eggleston pointed out.