Sources: FBI, SEC [PDF], The Seattle Times, Reuters
quote: He will say a poor black kid busted with a dime bag 3 times deserves life in prison without a chance of probation is fair.
quote: But if someone robs someone
quote: Fine him, take the profits away he made and be done with it.
quote: Excuse me, but I've consistently argued for the decriminalization of recreational drugs.
quote: Oh Tony you don't need drugs, you get high on Apple
quote: Yeah, the prisons are jammed up with white middle class men...... Oh wait.
quote: Nobody is getting locked up for possessing small quantities of drugs
quote: I just laughed so hard that I banged my forehead off the desk.
quote: I know right? That comes from living a life of white privileged and thinking everybody gets the same chance as everyone else. He demonstrates the problem.
quote: The Drug Policy Alliance is committed to exposing disproportionate arrest rates and the systems that perpetuate them. We work to eliminate policies that result in disproportionate incarceration rates by rolling back harsh mandatory minimum sentences that unfairly affect urban populations and by repealing sentencing disparities. Crack cocaine sentencing presents a particularly egregious case. Since the 1980s, federal penalties for crack were 100 times harsher than those for powder cocaine, with African Americans disproportionately sentenced to much lengthier terms. But, in 2010, DPA played a key role in reducing the crack/powder sentencing disparity from 100:1 to 18:1, and we are committed to passing legislation that would eliminate the disparity entirely.
quote: Nearly all Congressman leave office far wealthier than they came in. Because they pass legislation that can help or hurt companies.
quote: But in April 2012, cash-strapped by his 7- and 4-year-old's private Christian school tuition bills, Mr. Jorgenson made a fateful decision.
quote: and this works just fine for millions who matriculate through the public school systems
quote: The issue is that do we really want to take productive, tax paying people out of the workforce and put them in jail for what, while yes a crime
quote: And I do not agree with your comment regarding the wife & kids, "they are unfortunately going to be caught in the crossfire" YOU DECIDED to create the crossfire you speak of.