Obama Seeks to Change Crack Sentences

United States
April 30, 2009 5:21am CST
Why on earth would he do such a thing? No that we have been told by his Homeland Security minion that illegal immigrants are not criminals now he wants to pamper the scum who deals in dope??? . Now Lady Liberty can welcome illegals immigrants and drug dealer to the USA for an easy life of crime! Your comments?The Obama administration is asking Congress to close the big gap in prison sentences for dealing crack versus powdered cocaine, a law that critics say is unfair to blacks. The administration believes Congress' goal should be to completely eliminate the disparity in prison sentences between crack cocaine and powdered cocaine," Breuer said in written testimony to be delivered Wednesday. Federal law now has what lawyers call a "100-to-1" ratio for cocaine sentences, in which a person selling five grams of crack faces the same five-year mandatory minimum sentence as someone selling 500 grams of powder cocaine. Critics of the law say it unfairly punishes black offenders, pointing to statistics showing 82 percent of federal crack cocaine convicts were black, while nine percent were white. http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/crack_laws_obama/2009/04/29/208581.html?s=al&promo_code=7EE8-1
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