On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke through with his large cost saving measure since he was brought on by the Trump administration.
When he was first confirmed to his position by the Senate, one of Sessions’ first actions was to fire all 46 prosecutors still on the payroll from the Obama era. And this action proves he really was just getting started.
Just this week, Sessions also dropped the National Commission on Forensic Science. Huh? If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. Don’t be concerned that he’s getting rid of a long-standing and important for maintaining scientific standards, because it’s another Obama hold over when the former President decided to hand job titles and fat salaries out to do exactly nothing of value.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially ended the partnership Monday between the Department of Justice and a group of independent advisors tasked with recommending uniform forensic science standards nationwide.
Sessions will not renew the National Commission on Forensic Science, a panel of scientists, judges, crime lab managers and lawyers created by former President Barack Obama in 2013, he announced in a statement.
But the most important aspect comes at the end:
“Local control and local accountability are necessary for effective policing,” Sessions said. “It is not the responsibility of the federal government to manage non-federal law enforcement agencies.”
The National Commission on Forensic Science was established by Obama to set uniform standards for forensic testimony, but forensics is not uniform.For instance; in the event of a crime occurring outdoors in the month of February – the forensic/scientific tests, techniques and procedural methods of investigating the crime are very different in Miami than in Fargo due to obvious reasons. How can one, uniform set of standards dictated by Washington D.C. be equally applied and used at these two very different fictitious crime scenes?