Please work as hard as you can to pass the legislation just over from the Senate to reduce the crack-powder sentencing disparities over what amount triggers mandatory sentence enhancements. S. 1789 would change the disparity from 100-1 to 18-1, which is better but still unjustifiable. I'm hoping to see/hear my Congressman pushing strongly to reduce that ratio to 1-1 in the House.Feel free to copy, modify and send your own version to your own representative, if the inspiration strikes you. You never know: Maybe for once Congress won't screw the pooch as badly as they have on healthcare. This is long overdue.
On this issue, my own views are being represented most closely by the group FAMM, or Families Against Mandatory Minimums, and I'd encourage you to work with them and support their efforts on this legislation.
For more background, see http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2010/03/full-senate-passes-bill-to-reduce-but-not-eliminate-crackpowder-disparity.html
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