“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 –
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…