Judge Jeanine: Calling Drug Dealers 'Non-Violent Offenders' Is Hogwash
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One in every 14 children under the age of 18 have had at least one parent imprisoned, including one in nine African American children, according to a Child Trends report.
Judge Jeanine Pirro said she's not surprised, because as the number of people in jail goes up - largely consisting of drug offenders - so will the number of children who have had a parent incarcerated.
She added the the consequences for children are the same whether the parent is in prison or simply absent: depression, anxiety, and poor mental and physical health.
O'Reilly pointed out that people like President Obama believe a person will go to prison after committing one crime, when in fact they have committed "hundreds" before the system catches them.
"First of all, they get a freebie, then they an ACD, community service, probation, a split sentence, the local jail and maybe the state prison. And then they get a plea bargain on top of it," Judge Jeanine said. "So, most of those people who are 'non-violent drug offenders,' that's a bunch of hogwash. They are all violent. You deal drugs with guns, weapons and gangs."
O'Reilly said that even if a drug-involved parent is not imprisoned, that life of violence and crime is what a child sees every day.
"What's going to happen to the kid?" O'Reilly said. "I think it's a societal problem that nobody will admit."
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