let’s smoke some crack!

the supreme court decided today to allow judges some leeway in sentencing for crack cocaine offenders, loosening the stranglehold of racist judicial policy created with the nefarious Rockefeller laws.

i’m not cynical enough to assume that the white republican males who were responsible for passing the rockefeller laws were motivated solely by racism (i don’t recall anybody but the most aclu-minded democrats opposing the draconian legislation at the time). but it didn’t take long before the trend of imprisoning a huge portion of an entire generation of young black americans became obvious, so this is a long time coming.

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