Repairing Injustice in the War on Drugs

To The Point, from KCRW, has an informative discussion on drug policy this week, specifically the past racial inequities of of crack vs. cocaine prosecution:

Congress has relaxed overly harsh and discriminatory penalties for crack, as opposed to powder cocaine. But federal prisons are still full of blacks and whites serving different sentences for the same crimes. Should sentencing guidelines be made retroactive? Would that lead to the sudden release of 20,000 prisoners, crowding the courts and increasing crime? Also, a transit strike in France, and some big decisions for Michael Mukasey, the new Attorney General. Were Blackwater guards unjustified in killing Iraqi civilians? Can they be prosecuted?

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