The truth on the #warondrugs
Written by Emery Myers
April 21, 2014
Current “War on Drugs” News.
Do you see when the rise in incarceration began in the United States? The United States has five percent of the world’s population but incarcerates 25% of the WHOLE WORLD’s prison population!
There are people serving life sentences for first time offenses for marijuana possession in the United States. These are non-violent first offenders sentenced to life by Mandatory Minimum Sentences. President Barack Obama and Eric Holder are working on changing this 40 year nightmare, which has disproportionately affected our Black American population and the poor population. Rich, white guys don’t go to prison. Just look at politician Trey Radel (click on his name to get the full, recent story). I…
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