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a hundred and thirty police chief and prosecutors from fifty states on Wednesday adding their voices to a movement calling for criminal justice reform occult for keeping you were nonviolent and low level drug offenders behind bars coming from the people who put them there , we are at fifty year lows of crime in America today , and I would predict and I think a lot of those would predict if we could free up that time that we're spending on things that should be done for alternatives to arrest , if we freed up those beds places with changes in mandatory minimum if we freed up the disparity in laws that are fourteen fifty years old not keeping up with the times and work through the community I would predict we can continue to drop violent crime even lower in America the push joining effort to pass a bipartisan bill in Congress reducing sentences on federal drug laws and planned by the Obama administration to release , thousand federal prisoners this year , can reduce crime , and at the same time , reduce incarceration , the group citing the social cost of locking up prisoners predominantly young black men for low level offenses when police could be cheaper and more dangerous felons , the police chief gathering in Washington DC rejecting the notion that they're somehow talked on current you are not going to find , Tucker cops in right here you're just not they don't exist , but violent crime overshadowing Wednesday's event in New York City police officer shot dead in the early hours of Wednesday December police chief began with a moment of silence