Kendall Coffey compares the futility of sanctions against Cuba that ultimately strengthened the Castro regime to recent sanctions against Russia by the U.S. House of Representatives. Read the full quote on MorningCoffey.com
“…what’s so important about this law is, it applies to torture wherever it takes place in the world if one is perpetrated by a U.S. citizen, which happened to be the case with this defendant, but also, if somebody else steps foot in the United States who has committed torture crimes in a foreign country, that person can also be prosecuted.” Kendall Coffey on the trial of Chuckie Taylor.
“I don’t think any other place in the United States has had such a history of absentee ballot voter fraud,” said Kendall Coffey, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. “Miami has a legacy of lawlessness going back to the 1920s.”
“On the one hand, they obviously want to help legislators get a crook out of office, on the other hand, their responsibility is to try to get this guy behind bars, and that means they’re not likely to want to turn over their witnesses, their evidence, to a political process.” Kendall Coffey on the corruption scandal of Governor Blagojevich.
“It’s too early to say that the final chapter has been written with respect to the criminal justice system in this case.” Kendall Coffey on a tragic death in a military boot camp.
“The crack-cocaine guidelines were put in place because crack was fueling crime waves across the country, in particular with respect to street violence […] And it is clear that crack-cocaine and white powder cocaine had a very different impact in terms of not only the lives of the users but the impact on the community.” Kendall Coffey on the reduction of crack-cociane sentences.