the same sentence to be imposed. 13 Proposed legislation edit The.S. H.R.4545: Drug Sentencing Reform and Cocaine Kingpin Trafficking Act of 2007, accessed October 27, 2010. 14 In the Senate, Orrin Hatch (R-UT) sponsored the Fairness in Drug Sentencing Act of 2007 (S. The amendment also lists aggravating factors to the guidelines, creating harsher sentences for crack cocaine offenses involving violence or bribery of law enforcement officials.
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14 18 Opposition to the Act edit Some members of Congress opposed the Act. 7 The Los Angeles Times commented, "There was never any scientific basis for the disparity, just panic as the crack epidemic swept the nation's cities." The sentencing disparity between these two drug offenses is perceived by a number of commentators as racially biased. Dvorak, Richard (19992000 Cracking the Code: De-Coding Colorblind Slurs during the Congressional Crack Cocaine Debates, 5, Mich. 6 A study released in 1997 examined the addictive nature of both crack and powder cocaine and concluded that one was no more addictive than the other. Clyburn (D-SC) and Bobby Scott (D-VA) as key supporters. United Press International, July 28, 2010, accessed December 5, 2010. Felony disenfranchisement rates vary by state, as states institute a wide range of disenfranchisement policies. A b c d e Kurtzleben, Danielle (August 3, 2010). United States gave lower courts the option to set penalties and allowed judges who disagreed with the Federal Sentencing Guidelines to depart from the statutory ratio based on policy concerns. Sentencing Commission also released a statement saying that "perceived improper racial disparity fosters disrespect for and lack of confidence in the criminal justice system." 4 According.S. 3 The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) opposed the bill, stating that "Both crack and powder cocaine are dangerous narcotics and plights sic on communities throughout the United States. News, may 30, 2018, race Justice News: Civil Rights Enforcement May Drop Under DeVos.