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The United States was facing a rapidly developing epidemic of crack cocaine use at the time, and severe penalties truncated that epidemic...

In short ----the criminal penalties were both appropriate and effective


So powder cocaine was not an epidemic? It is a shame how blatantly racist that law was. The addiction were same, just one type of addiction was criminalized and that allowed arresting colored people and it became a self fulfilling...

Conveniently you skipped addressed opioid's. Even the drug peddlers, drug cartel (or pharmacies, if you wish) no one is charged criminally.

Anyone arguing that there is no racism should look at this honestly.
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Non-violent crimes...read robbery, theft, break-ins and drug dealing..

Biden is primarily talking about Drug related sentences. Folks who possessed few grams of drug are serving 20 years in prison. Let us fix that. I don't think anyone is saying robbery, theft are not crimes.

It is interesting to see those who abused opioids are not sent to jail and it is also a coincidence that 80% opioid deaths are whites.

Institutionalized Racism is criminal bill enacted by Clinton in 1994. It is about time we fix that. No one with a sense of Justice and humanity can support that.
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<<Institutionalized Racism is criminal bill enacted by Clinton in 1994.>>


The United States was facing a rapidly developing epidemic of crack cocaine use at the time, and severe penalties truncated that epidemic.

That saved a lot of lives, and helped end the babies born already addicted to crack cocaine.


In short ----the criminal penalties were both appropriate and effective.



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The United States was facing a rapidly developing epidemic of crack cocaine use at the time, and severe penalties truncated that epidemic...

In short ----the criminal penalties were both appropriate and effective


So powder cocaine was not an epidemic? It is a shame how blatantly racist that law was. The addiction were same, just one type of addiction was criminalized and that allowed arresting colored people and it became a self fulfilling...

Conveniently you skipped addressed opioid's. Even the drug peddlers, drug cartel (or pharmacies, if you wish) no one is charged criminally.

Anyone arguing that there is no racism should look at this honestly.
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So powder cocaine was not an epidemic? It is a shame how blatantly racist that law was. The addiction were same, just one type of addiction was criminalized and that allowed arresting colored people and it became a self fulfilling...>>



Blame the nooz media for that. You ought to recall the daily stories reporting the crack baby epidemic among the poor and African American.

The media created the fear and panic which produced the law, and they picked the African American community as the center of the crack baby epidemic.

So African Americans were among the population buying into the fear and the need for drastic laws to curb the proliferation of crack.

The Congress came up with harsh sentences and mandatory sentencing. And that was apparently successful in curbing the problem. No crack babies in the noooz these days, are there?

And I want to thank Bill Clinton, "Americas first African American President," for signing those laws.

Out of respect for Bill's accomplishments as President, his wife became the nominee of the Democrats for President in 2016.


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From Wickipedia:

<<"Crack baby" was a term coined to describe children who were exposed to crack (freebase cocaine in smokable form) as fetuses; the concept of the crack baby emerged in the US during the 1980s and 1990s in the midst of a crack epidemic.>>



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