Wednesday, August 14, 2013

War on Drugs--War on Black & Brown People?

Daily Discussion Blog Post: Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department will change the enforcement policies of the federal drug laws.  Low-level non-violent drug offenders will likely not be charged with offenses that carry a mandatory minimum sentence in federal prisons.  The War on Drugs (even at the federal level) dramatically impacted Blacks and Hispanics through a massive incarceration campaign.  Is this Attorney General Holder's way of trying to right the "wrongs" of the last 30+ years?  What do you think?

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