A former cocaine dealer who was held out as a positive example of soft-on-crime policies under former President Barack Obama is back in legal trouble after he was charged with three counts of attempted murder this week.
The man, 54-year-old Alton Mills, was a beneficiary of mass sentence commutations by Obama during the final full year of his Presidency.
Obama commuted numerous criminals sentences who were believed to be ‘low-level’ ‘non-violent’ offenders who his administration said was victimized by the War on Drugs.
Mills was given a life sentence after his third conviction on possession of cocaine.
Mills was held out as a success story of Obama’s mass pardon program, and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Il.) even discussed his story on the Senate floor as he advocated for a prison reform bill.
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