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Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:18 am 
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Washington (CNN) -- Ending a decade-long campaign led by African-American lawmakers, the House Wednesday approved and sent to President Barack Obama a measure to reduce the disparity in penalties between use of crack and powder cocaine.

Under a 25-year-old law, mandatory minimum sentences involving crack cocaine -- a drug more commonly used by blacks than whites -- led to far more severe penalties than for offenses involving powder cocaine, generally preferred by whites.

"The Fair Sentencing Act will reduce sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine from 100-to-1 to 18-to-1," said Congressman John Conyers, D-Michigan, who applauded the passage.


http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/07/28/ ... penalties/


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LOL Crack is about 10 x's more addictive than coke and about 50 x's cheaper...

Which makes it more highly available on the street and to the poorer classes...

Not to mention the fact that it fucks up your mind to the point where you have no concept of reality...

I would fear a crack head before I would fear a coke head anyday... (and it has nothing to do with the colour of their skin lol)


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Were the production of cocaine legalized no one in their right mind would buy crack when they could get similarly priced cocaine.

The law obviously does nothing to stop these individuals, makes grandiose judgements on individual morality, and in general only hurts society.


You make someone who hurts no one a "criminal" and you will find that they will start doing real "criminal things"... especially when it comes to producing and moving a substance.

Drug laws do nothing but increase the street cost of a substance, while pretending they are fighting this "plague". If congress passed a law that set the price of milk at 50$/gallon would that be "fighting the crime of producing milk"? No it simply makes chumps out of the customers, millionaires out of the dealers, and criminals out of anything who tries to undercut that price.

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Drug laws do nothing but increase the street cost of a substance, while pretending they are fighting this "plague". If congress passed a law that set the price of milk at 50$/gallon would that be "fighting the crime of producing milk"? No it simply makes chumps out of the customers, millionaires out of the dealers, and criminals out of anything who tries to undercut that price.


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Neal W. Syrette wrote:
LOL Crack is about 10 x's more addictive than coke and about 50 x's cheaper...

Which makes it more highly available on the street and to the poorer classes...

Not to mention the fact that it fucks up your mind to the point where you have no concept of reality...

I would fear a crack head before I would fear a coke head anyday... (and it has nothing to do with the colour of their skin lol)




WoW...that was incredibly rational Neal :shock:





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