War on Drugs or War on Blacks?

With drug usage virtually identical across race why is that there are 3  Black for every 2 Latinos, and 1 white arrested, convicted, and sentenced for non-violated drug offenses.  This unexplained and troubling statistic must be forthrightly confronted and an eliminated as soon as possible.   A major factor in our justice system working properly, is our collectively respect and …

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WATCH: Is Racially Charged Renisha McBride Murder Trial Another Trayvon Martin Case

In this interview with Dr. Boyce Watkins of Your Black World, Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons provides legal analysis of the tragic shooting death of  a 19 year old African-American female named Renisha McBride by a 51-year-old White Man Theodore Wafer.   The undisputed facts are really quite simple as an injured and intoxicated McBride pounding on Wafer’s door at 4:30am after …

Report: Whites Sell More Drugs, But Blacks Arrested 3x Times More for Drugs

Source:    Huffington Post Another day, another piece of evidence showing a vast disparity in who gets arrested over drugs. From a new Brookings Institute analysis by fellow Jonathan Rothwell released yesterday: The chart shows that arrests of African-Americans for violent and property crimes have gone down since 1980 but drug related arrests have skyrocketed. Black Americans are 3.6 times …

Federal Agency Approves Early Release Of Some 46,000 Drug Prisoners

Source: NICOLE FLATOW/ThinkProgress.Org A federal agency unanimously approved a proposal Friday could see some 46,000 inmates with drug convictions released from prison early. The change makes retroactive an amendment passed by the U.S. Sentencing Commission earlier this year to reduce overly draconian drug sentences — a move that the Commission’s chair, Judge Patti B. Saris, called a modest but important step toward fixing the “urgent” …