Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hey Look, That Guy Everybody Complains About Just Did Something Else

I wonder when the President Obama will get recognition for this from our community. Probably the day after never...

President Obama signed a law today designed to ensure that crimes involving crack and powder cocaine are handled the same way.

The Fair Sentencing Act is "a bipartisan bill to help right a longstanding wrong by narrowing sentencing disparities between those convicted of crack cocaine and powder cocaine," Obama said last week in a speech to the National Urban League. "It's the right thing to do."

The law ends what the Drug Policy Alliance calls the problem of the 100-to-1 ratio.

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