First Slice 3-31-16: Obama commutes sentences of people convicted of unfair drug laws
Plus, film shoot wants extras who look 'homeless'
President Barack Obama yesterday commuted the sentences of 61 people, all of whom were convicted of drug offenses "under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws," according to the White House. The list includes two people from Georgia. Obama has now commuted the sentences of more people than the previous six presidents combined.
A 41- year-old man will be killed by the state of Georgia tonight at 7 p.m. at a state prison in Jackson for a murder he committed in 1994. But we wont know much about the person who is prescribing the lethal cocktail that will kill him. That's a "state secret."
Finally, Atlanta is creating jobs for the homeless!
The "cheapest nice house," in Druid Hills is almost half a million dollars, according to Curbed Atlanta.
Decatur taxpayers foot the bill for purchases made with city credit cards, including some city employees' food. But are the policies in place strong enough to prevent wasteful spending?