Breathe Act Could Drastically Change Nation's Landscape

A measure under consideration in Washington D.C. is drawing major controversy. It is called the 'breathe Act' and it is supported by Congress members including members of the so-called 'Squad' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. Some components of the measure include:

*Closing federal prison

*Abolishing Immigrations and Customs Enforcement

*Abolishing the Drug Enforcement Agency

*Offer local agencies a 50 percent match of local savings to those who shut down jails and prisons

*Ban police departments from using surveillance and military grade weapons

*End the use of electronic monitoring for criminals including ankle monitors

*Eliminate life sentences for criminals

*Eliminate mandatory, minimum sentences for criminals

*Dramatically cut the budget for the Department of the Defense

*Give voting rights and lifetime education for all illegal immigrants

*Abolish gang databases as well as armed police officers and metal detectors in schools

*Tie state grants to intervention programs that involve specialists, other than police officers, responding to certain 911 calls

*Decriminalize and retroactively expunge both state and federal drug offenses

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