Jeff Sessions pledges crackdown on violent crime
By Laura Jarrett CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In his first major public speech since taking office, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged Tuesday that a Justice Department crackdown on violent crime will reverse what he views as a dangerous new trend. Standing before a packed ballroom of the National Association of Attorneys General, Sessions harked back to his early time as a young prosecutor in Alabama and suggested that the nation "maybe got a bit overconfident" with more lax crime prevention efforts.