by Rory FlemingPresident Trump threw US Attorney General William Barr a big bone in the form of a January 22 executive order to establish a Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice. As Filter reported, the framing of this venture promises to undermine criminal justice reform.AG Barr has been all over the news lately, complaining about the handful of reform-minded elected prosecutors working to incrementally decarcerate their jurisdictions.Now, through the composition of his Commission, we are getting a clear look at the kind of law enforcement official Barr deems laudable.Most of the 18 commissioners are rural white southern sheriffs or police chiefs, while a handful are heads of federal law enforcement agencies, like the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). There\u2019s David Bowdich, the FBI\u2019s deputy director, whose bio notes that he \u201cserved as a SWAT Team operator and sniper.\u201d The lawyers on the list include Commission Vice Chair Katharyn Sullivan, a senior official in Barr\u2019s own office, whose resume includes presiding over a drug court.The dominance of cops over prosecutors in the commission is inappropriate because cops are not decision-makers in terms of the bigger criminal justice picture. However, it\u2019s informative to look at the prosecutors who are present, because Barr knows them personally, so it shines light on who he really likes.Here are three of the commissioners whose records I find particularly telling.Chesapeake City, Virginia Commonwealth\u2019s Attorney Nancy Parr[rebelmouse-image 23594285 original_size="200x250" expand=1]Nancy Parr, the elected prosecutor of Chesapeake, Virginia, is the president-elect of the hopelessly out-of-touch National District Attorney Association, which champs fake forensic science in court and continues to argue that marijuana legalization will cause its underage use and use while driving to skyrocket. But that doesn\u2019t mean she doesn\u2019t know Washington, as she was an honored speaker at a 2015 hearing on \u201cAmerica\u2019s growing heroin epidemic,\u201d held by the House Subcommittee On Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.There, Parr told the Congressional body that, \u201cFor the past 30 years as a prosecutor, I have learned a lot about distributing drugs, and I have learned about simply possessing drugs. There is a big difference.\u201d Specifically, in her view, that difference is \u201cDealers should be incarcerated\u201d\u2014demonstrating her ignorance of the reality that people who sell and use drugs are commonly the same people. She also furthered the false and harmful stereotype that people who use drugs tend to be thieves.Parr did say, \u201cI also know that we all want to save lives,\u201d but harm reductionists who help people stay safe while using drugs would immediately call her bluff.In one of her cases, Parr obtained a felony drug possession conviction for a woman whose boyfriend called 911 after he found her unconscious on a motel room floor from what turned out to be a fentanyl overdose. Prosecutions like these cause people who use drugs together not to call for help, which leads to death.When not working to persecute people who use drugs, Commonwealth\u2019s Attorney Parr is doing things like waiting until members of Congress demand accountability to charge security guards for slaying unarmed, elderly Chinese immigrants for playing Pok\u00e9mon Go. Or illegally registering homeless people as \u201chabitual drunkards\u201d to enable their incessant harassment by police.Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody[rebelmouse-image 23594286 original_size="130x160" expand=1]Just in case anyone still thought Trump was serious about rolling back the drug war after signing the First Step Act, consider the appointment of Commissioner Moody. As a former federal prosecutor who was individually praised by the Drug Enforcement Agency for her \u201cexcellence\u201d (she\u2019s also married to a DEA agent), Moody shares many of that agency\u2019s regressive views.After becoming Florida\u2019s youngest criminal court judge, Westlaw Edge search results show that Moody convicted and sentenced a man for a burglary he pleaded guilty to in 2012, but without first checking if his plea was voluntary and competent. While the burglary was a part of a robbery spree and this count would not have likely affected his overall sentence, it raises professionalism issues and caused the Court of Appeal to reverse the decision.Fitting with the trend that Florida\u2019s \u201cStand Your Ground\u201d defense really only works if the shooter is white and the victim is a person of color, Judge Moody also gave incorrect jury instructions that led to a conviction for manslaughter for Trevor Dooley\u2014a Black man who shot a white man when the latter tried to grab his gun during a physical scuffle on a basketball court in 2010 (Dooley later won the right to a retrial, which has yet to happen). That decision is particularly notable when Moody has extremely close ties with the NRA.Currently, as Florida\u2019s Attorney General, Moody is using taxpayer dollars to protest letting recreational marijuana legalization go to a popular vote. She also recently opposed letting people with nonviolent felony convictions regain their right to vote, which almost 65 percent of Florida voters approved. And as if taking a cue from Breitbart, her office runs an official website dedicated to \u201cBlack-on-Black\u201d crime.Pinellas County, Florida Sheriff Bob Gualtieri[rebelmouse-image 23594287 original_size="217x300" expand=1]Another resident of the Sunshine State, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri is a far-right conservative who apparently moved to the South to self-actualize as another Joe Arpaio. The sheriff demonizes immigrants by cherry-picking rare stories of undocumented people committing sexual assault.In 2018, Gualtieri refused to arrest a white man\u2014described by a prominent civil rights lawyer as a \u201cself-appointed cop wannabe\u201d\u2014after he shot and killed a Black man, in another example of the curiously differing applications of Florida\u2019s \u201cStand Your Ground\u201d law. When Reverend Al Sharpton came to town to talk to locals about that situation, Gualtieri told him to \u201cgo back to New York.\u201d Gualtieri himself is from New York.Sheriff Gualtieri is also known for posting mugshots on Twitter like they\u2019re a badge of guilt\u2060\u2014even for children.Ultimately, Gualtieri seems to want to treat America like a war zone, rather than a country that, like any other place on Earth, experiences some violent crime. Should we arm teachers? To the sheriff, the answer is a resounding yes.This article was originally published by Filter, a magazine covering drug use, drug policy and human rights. Follow Filter on Facebook or Twitter.