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Dailywire Article-Merrick Garland Hungry For Expanded DOJ: ‘We Don’t Have Enough’

Posted by M. C. on March 3, 2023

Is this the same Merrick Garland who calls parents, that protest again$t his $on-in-law$ Panorama CRT $chool program$, terrorists?

The FBI is part of the DOJ :>( The DOJ houses both the enforcers and those that judge the enforcers.

Why am I not feeling safer?

By  Daniel Chaitin

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Attorney General Merrick Garland talked a lot about the Justice Department’s “resources” during his appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Congress provided the Justice Department with “critical resources” to strengthen its national security and law enforcement capacities, Garland testified in his opening statement.

But there were a number of times during the hearing when the attorney general invited the prospect of receiving more resources, which appeared to be more about funds and personnel rather than legislative tweaks, to better address matters ranging from antitrust issues and combating drug cartels trafficking fentanyl into the United States.

At one point, during an exchange with Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Garland pushed back on the assertion that prosecutors are encouraged to avoid certain charges to get around certain mandatory minimum sentences approved by Congress.

“This is a question of allocating our resources and focusing them on violent crime,” Garland said. He insisted that conflicting views on policy are not to blame, but rather, “it’s a question of the resources.”

Pressed on whether this meant the Justice Department does not have enough money, Garland shared a list: “Not enough people. We don’t have enough money. We don’t have enough jails. We don’t have enough judges.”

This amounts to “cherry-picking,” Cornyn argued, a point which Garland countered by saying, “If we apply it to every single crime, we will not be able to focus our resources on violent crime, significant drug trafficking, on the cartels, on the people who are killing people with fentanyl.”

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