Bill Eases Penalty For Crack Cocaine Possession

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    Bill Eases Penalty For Crack Cocaine Possession : NPR

    The fact it's still 18-1 is ridiculous, but at least it's not 100-1 anymore.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Jail time for simple possession of any narcotic is ass-backwards, imo, unless you're talking pounds.
     
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    Indeed it is ass-backwards. However, got to take what you can get one step at a time.
     
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    Should they raise the powdered cocane penalty up to the crack cocane one?

    Just another way of looking at it.

    besides powder coke users can afford much better lawyers than the crack users.
    Well maybe except for Ted Haggard.
    Who was never even charged.
     
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    Has the level of use of crack/cocain dropped? Do you know? I was watching a program the other night & it seems like the new "worst" drug is meth? Described in this illegal narcotic program as the most hideous one around.

    I wonder what the mandatory sentence is for possession of meth?--:cuckoo::cuckoo:

    Anyone know--I'm too tired to look it up--:lol:
     
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    Instead of doing this, why not just legalize cannabis?

    Would stop a lot of drug cartels from killing people, because then they could go legit.

    Oh yeah........forgot........cocaine is the drug for rich people.......OF COURSE the GOP is going to protect it!
     
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    The longer prison time was very racially motivated, for one it is well known more black people do crack, and usually more white people do coke. Plus the only difference between the two is some baking soda.
     
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    There is a mandatory sentence but I don't know what it is.
    And Oxy and heroine is becoming more popular than meth.
     
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    FYI; Crack is Cocaine and is definitely not the drug of "rich people". Drug addicts are not usually into partisan politics.
     
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    Just Wal Street.
     

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