Obama Wavers on Crack-Powder Sentencing
Derrick Z. Jackson's Boston Globe column today tracks Barack Obama's record on drug sentencing, including his stance on the disparate and racially discriminatory federal crack-powder cocaine sentencing ratios and the death penalty.
Shorter version: He used to be against the harsh crack cocaine penalties but now won't commit to doing anything to fix them. It may not be worth the "political capital" it would take.
On the death penalty, while he's voted against it in some cases, he's also voted to strengthen it in others.
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