Sunday, June 1, 2014

VIDEO: "The War on Drugs isn't Racist" says Federal Prosecutor


Two former federal prosecutors testifying at a House Judiciary hearing on Friday said the U.S. is winning the war on drugs and claimed to "represent" poor communities of color. One of them, confronted with data about how drug laws disproportionately impact blacks, pled ignorance and refused to change his mind, saying, "I cannot argue the statistics." The hearing was held as part of the Judiciary Committee's task force on overcriminalization, which is considering whether the federal government should alter laws that strip federal judges of their discretion in sentencing defendants, particularly for drug crimes. Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed reforming "draconian" minimum sentences.

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