Obama Seeking To Correct Sentence Disparities

“Jails are loaded with people who look like me,” U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton, an African-American, told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing.

Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said the administration believes Congress’ goal “should be to completely eliminate the disparity” between the two forms of cocaine. “A growing number of citizens view it as fundamentally unfair,” Breuer testified.

“The Obama administration joined a federal judge Wednesday in urging Congress to end a racial disparity by equalizing prison sentences for dealing and using crack versus powdered cocaine” – according to an article from Ap entitled – Obama seeks to change crack sentences.

The first step towards the ending of sentencing disparity between black folks and white for the same crime.Over 80% of the people convicted for using crack are black, although black folks make up less than 25% of the users. Possession of one gram of crack gets the same sentence as possession of 500 grams of chemically identical (and typically purer) powdered cocaine.

Now I KNOW my Obama doubter brothers like (ahem) Field Negro – and the true Obama hayta crew are going to have conniptions (Well, probably not Field) who I keep hearing rumors  still has to make a cold…cold… run.

I searched around for an image of these black haytas who have been throwing anything on the wall to see if it will stick – with the “What has Obama Done For Black Folks?” line…

Finally being “bathed” by the light… And came up with this -

Obama Haytas Get Wet...

Obama Haytas Get All Wet...

In any event the pursuit of ghetto crime as social policy has hidden  even more insidious demons lurking right out there in the ‘burbs and farmland…

White Horse, smack, H…heroin use, and addiction is the number one rising drug problem. It appears that prescription drugs are the precursors.

The second is meth… And speed kills isn’t only true in a metal behemoth hurdling down the highway.

Time for a change in a lot of things in the US of A – vindictive drug sentencing laws being a good start.

Don’t Ride the White Horse…

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9 Responses

  1. [quote]Jails are loaded with people who look like me[/quote]

    A lot of the people who are victims of his actions look like him as well.

    BETUncut – can you precisely detail for me WHAT MAKES CRACK A “BLACK DRUG”?

    I have proposed previously that innovative thinkers such as yourself get together and create an “Instant Crack Kit”.

    This will allow the person to keep his stash in the form of powder up until the minute that he is ready to use. They simply put the coke into the ‘crack kit’, put it into a microwave and then 60 seconds later they have CRACK.

    This is how you nullify the “racist” sentencing disparities that you speak of.

    Or you could just ask any Black person who does not want to go to jail to NOT USE ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES.

    No wait. That would be too logical for you to do.

    BET Uncut – what has enabled you to not be a crack head thus far in your life – despite what our views sometimes indicate you are?

    • Porche’ tries – BETUncut – can you precisely detail for me WHAT MAKES CRACK A “BLACK DRUG”?

      It’s relative popularity with black users has to do with price. It’s cheaper than powder, and if the late, great Richard Pryor is any indication…

      A good deal safer than freebasing.

      However – as I clearly point out in the article – 75% of the users of crack are white, which in your rush to put together yet another mentally masturbatory screed …

      Was lost behind a splatter of hand lotion on your computer screen.

      So – get that bottle of windex out and clean the screen again before reading this. Might I suggest Screen protector in a roll form?

      http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/12228473/Screen_Protector_Materials.html

      Read this slowly, Porche’ -

      Normalizing the law has the impact of making the sentence the same for the same drug, regardless of form. The current laws make possession of 3 grams or less of powder cocaine misdemeanors in many locations. Misdemeanors which are typically punished by a fine and some sort of probationary period…

      Not 5-12 years of jail time like a felony.

      Besides effectively reducing the number of people incarcerated by 50-60% (thus taking a huge load off of us taxpayers), it also encourages Law enforcement to pursue dealers and distributors of the drugs, who are committing felonies – and should be in jail.

      As to your “instant crack kit” idea – I’m not a chemist, but I believe the problem there is quantity. To reduce that statement down to a level you are capable of understanding – it’s sort of like making a plebeian Chili from scratch, most recipes call for 1 lb of meat, 2 or more cans of beans (we’re not talkin’ about makin’ Texas caviar here!), 2 cans of tomatoes, 3-5 teaspoons of chili powder…

      Meaning it’s really hard to cook just one teaspoon of chili.

      I mean… if you want… You can try this at home!

      I suggest you start with just…

      1 bean.

      • [quote]It’s relative popularity with black users has to do with price. It’s cheaper than powder, and if the late, great Richard Pryor is any indication…[/quote]

        PRICE.

        So, by inference, Black people are POOR?

        Do poor Whites only like the finer intoxicants in life then?

        If it is the case that “POWDERED COCAINE” AND “ROCK COCAINE” are the same thing and thus the same quantity of both would cost the same amount of money (ie: in order to make crack you need to purchase powered coke) how is it that your PRICE argument stand to reason?

        As I have stated before I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE SENTENCING CHANGES. They are ultimately going to be immaterial as to the question of:

        * Drug Use
        * Drug Violence
        * Incarceration
        * Destroyed Lives

        A good portion of those who would have been locked up longer for Crack are going to get locked up for some other reason. They have no skills to do otherwise.

        In the process – they are going to kill, assault and steal property from those who have the misfortune of living around them.

        You keep focusing on reforming GOVERNMENT.

        You need to figure a way of reforming the “Domestic Pirate Thugs”.

        Thanking Jesus that they don’t live in McLean, Virginia where you reside is not the answer.

      • Porche’ tries –

        So, by inference, Black people are POOR?

        Crack usage tends to follow economic lines. Your question was “why did black folks use crack instead of powder” – the answer is price. Black folks in the US have nearly twice the unemployment of whites, and still only make about $0.80 for every dollar made by whites in equal jobs. Now even you can’t be stupid enough not to figure out that that translates to lower income for a larger segment of the black population.

        Do poor Whites only like the finer intoxicants in life then?

        Poor whites, abuse crack about the same level as blacks – meaning 75% of the crack abusers are white. They also abuse meth about 10-12 times more frequently, and heroin about 6 times more frequently. Meth, along with prescription meds seem to be drugs of choice among poor whites – because of price.

        If it is the case that “POWDERED COCAINE” AND “ROCK COCAINE” are the same thing and thus the same quantity of both would cost the same amount of money (ie: in order to make crack you need to purchase powered coke) how is it that your PRICE argument stand to reason?

        Chemically the same thing, and purity are two different issues, Porche’. When you pull into a gas station there are choices of 3 levels of gasoline. Not to make it too difficult to wrap your brain around, think of crack as low test, and powder as high octane. Does low test cost more at your conservative gas station?

        As I have stated before I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE SENTENCING CHANGES.

        That’s nice – but totally irrelevant to the discussion, and pointless – because ultimately…

        You’ve never actually proven that you can… Think.

  2. BT, remember to wash-rinse-wash after dealing with that guy. ^o^ Don’t wanna catch nothing.

    • Brotherbrown – The Porch simian is harmless. The problem being he has some “issues” which would probably be best sorted out with professional help.

      I think he is genuinely interested in helping the black community, and desperately would like to be recognized as a person who came up with a unique or revolutionary plan of action. Unfortunately (for him) he’s chosen the wrong horse to ride.

      I prefer not to censor if reasonably possible – So as long as he keeps it in reasonable bounds, he’s welcome here…

      My 50 gallon spray drum of extra strength Lysol tends to prevent infection of the House1 Negro1 (H1N1) disease, which unlike the flu equivalent, isn’t very contagious.

  3. You need to figure a way of reforming the “Domestic Pirate Thugs”.

    – CF May 1, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Ok then, how? Have you figured out a way? If so, let’s here it. And if all you have are criticisms rather than sloultions (or even a dang suggestion), then what good are you anyway?

    • So they still have drugs, violence, and guns in Liverpool – as well as in the slums of London, and I would bet Manchester and Birmingham. You might want to read the history of the Beatles, who grew up in Liverpool – and who used music to escape it.

      That was brilliant of you Porche’ to connect the dots between poverty and crime.

      In the “bad old days” the British packed these folks up on ships and sent them to Australia and the US, populating an entire continent. Free from the enforced system of poverty, based on class-ism instead of racism they did remarkably well.

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