Thursday, November 02, 2006

Debate 2nd Q on civil rights

Q. Penalties for crack v. powder cocaine posession -- at state level
Federal disparity -- slams people of color -- more people of color in prison than white even when more white arrested -- would you support changing sentencing guidelines?

State problem, not fed

17 & 18y/o go to jail for mistakes -- dealers set free
Schools shut down -- go home to empty houses -- how kids get in trouble
Need activities to give kids opportunities -- some hope, some future

Neither came near to answering the question

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