Judges call it “judicial findings.” We call it judicial kidnapping.
Judicial findings means that judges are sentencing people to prison for charges of which they were either acquitted by a jury, or for which were never tried in court.
This isn’t lawful justice, it’s kidnapping.
This is also unconstitutional, if not pure evil.
Alas, the very people that should declare the practice unconstitutional are also the people who created this practice in the first place – judges! That’s why…
We need Congress to take action
Fortunately, some in Congress are willing to do exactly that.
The “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act” would end the practice of judicial findings. And there’s great news about this bill!
When we first started promoting this legislation it only had 5 co-sponsors. Now it has 12!
Better yet, the support is bi-partisan. Five of the co-sponsors are Republicans and 7 are Democrats! So be of good cheer…
We’ve taken 7 more steps toward ending judicial kidnapping!
If we can multiply that 4 or 5 more times then we can pass this bill in the Senate.
This is more evidence for three things we keep telling you…
- Sometimes politicians do good things.
- Politicians are followers, not leaders. They commonly need public pressure and support to do the right thing.
- You can change things without having to win elections.
You are the person who can provide that pressure and support. Please take these two steps today.
First: Fan the flame
Check the following list to see if one or more of your Senators is already a co-sponsor. If you find one of your Senators on this list…
Please call his or her office and THANK THEM for co-sponsoring S. 601 – the “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act.”
Ask them to please send out a dear colleague letter asking other Senators to also sponsor the bill.
Here’s the list…
Georgia – Senator Jon Ossoff, Dem, (202) 224-3521
Iowa – Senator Chuck Grassley, Rep, (202) 224-3744
Kansas – Senator Jerry Moran, Rep, (202) 224-6521
Maine – Senator Susan M. Collins, Rep, (202) 224-2523
Minnesota – Senator Amy Klobuchar, Dem, (202) 224-6342
New Jersey – Senator Cory A. Booker, Dem, (202) 224-3224
North Carolina – Senator Thomas Tillis, Rep, (202) 224-6342
Ohio – Senator Sherrod Brown, Dem, (202) 224-2315
Utah – Senator Mike Lee, Rep, Utah (202) 224-5444
Vermont – Senator Patrick J. Leahy, Dem, (202) 224-4242
Wisconsin – Senator Tammy Baldwin, Dem, (202) 224-5653
Wyoming – Senator Cynthia Loomis, Rep, (202) 224-3424
By the way, this bill Rand Paul would probably like if he had encouragement to co-sponsor it. If you live in Kentucky please call his office and ask him to co-sponsor S. 601, the “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act.” 202-224-4343
Second: Multiply the Pressure
We can do this 4 or 5 times more. We can do this by sending continual waves of 3, 5, or 6 people into the congressional offices. So…
If you haven’t yet joined The 300 on behalf of this bill, for your district, please do so now.
Set your own agenda,
Jim Babka, President
Agenda Setters by Downsize DC
Today’s Action: End judicial kidnapping